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Every third week in October is Character Counts Week.
What is Character Counts Week?
The biggest celebration of character in the world – October 17 – 23, 2021.
First declared “National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week” in 1993, the U.S. President, U.S. Senate, state governors, and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October as CHARACTER COUNTS! Week as a time to highlight character education and the importance of modeling good character. And every year millions of kids in dozens of countries participate.
This year we will be launching Compassion Counts (charactercounts.org) week to celebrate California becoming the first Compassionate State (compassionatecalifornia.org) in the country. To honor California's big achievement, a coloring storybook, Compassion Counts: Introducing California's Six Compassion Pillars, is being created around the six key compassion virtues important for community well-being (characterchampions.org). This interactive educational resource
will teach students and families about compassion and what it looks like to practice compassion at home, school, work, and in our communities across the globe.
Click on the book to preview the story.
Join psychologist Dr. Chavez Ketterman, AKA Dr. K. as she shares her presentation for the first CA Workability webinar. Using the Character Champions Framework for Empowerment of Self and others introduces you to 4 natural mindsets found in everyone. Find out why understanding your natural color mindset preferences and those of others empowers you to level up your potential for success.
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Video of CC Kids Outsmarting The Extremes That Threaten Our Success And Well-Being
Please help us make a positive difference and a successful impact on our youth and our communities by taking the Character Champions Challenge to Spread Compassion to Self and Others Daily!
Character Champions mission is to spread compassion not COVID-19 using the “Character Champions Wellness Framework”.
What People Are Saying About The
Character Character Champions Framework
Character Champions is a beautiful and colorful work of art with a powerful message to youth. Soaring with one’s own unique strengths while accepting differences in others is an important lesson for kids to learn early in life. It is a gift that will keep on giving for a lifetime.
---Carolyn Kalil Best Selling Author of Follow Your True Colors to the Work You Love.
This method of character analysis is a powerful tool for learning more about human nature for all ages. It is a must-read for youth and adults in a time when our world is facing its own “Attacks of the Extremes”. I highly recommend the Character Champions Framework to all parents and educators as a graphic way to communicate goals and behavior standards using a common metaphorical language. This model is an invaluable tool to use while mentoring students in character education and for inspiring the love of reading. The lesson plans are aligned with language arts standards as well as other academic areas.
---Connie Spencer National Board Certified Teacher; District Teacher of the Year Walnut Valley USD; Two-time Walnut High School Teacher of the Year Language Arts Teacher
The Character Champions Framework is one of the most innovative and exciting that I have seen in the last thirty years.
---Retired Director of Pupil Services/Alternative Education Principal
When I first learned about the Character Champions Framework, I knew I wanted to make it a school-wide program, and I did! The results were incredible. Discipline improved, relationships became closer, and we had fun using the program. I am grateful to Dr. Ketterman for bringing Character Champions to my school. This is a great program for kids and adults who want to build character and become better citizens.
---Jeri Mullen Retired Elementary School Principal
The Character Champions Framework extends the True Colors’ system in the direction I continue to see as valuable and useful for all. I have known Dr. Ketterman for over thirty-five years, and she truly understands and shares my wellness vision and strong sense of social responsibility. If you love True Colors, you will love Character Champions.
-Don Lowry Creator of True Colors
It has taken over forty years to put together the ideas, experiences, and empirical findings contained in the Character Champions Framework. It empowers those willing to learn with the knowledge of positive psychology, temperament strengths, and wellness interventions in an easy-to-use-and-remember language. The Character Champions® Framework and the CC tools have the power to transform the way we think, feel, and act in powerful, productive, and socially healthy ways. It is rooted in the need to treat ourselves and others with compassion.
Our Community Vision
To recognize the suffering of self and others with the willingness to take needed action to alleviate pain.
We do this by showing courage, taking responsibility, seeking knowledge, and sharing kindness.
Learning to work, live, and play together using mutual respect and synergy we prosper united in a spirit of compassion.