About Us

The Queen Anne's County Character Counts! Program has joined forces with the CommUNITY Mentoring Partnership and Developmental Assets to have the largest possible impact on the youth of Queen Anne's County.


All children and youth need caring, supportive adults in their lives in order to become responsible, productive citizens in their community. 


The Character Counts! Advisory Council believes in using a four-step model to help build citizens of character.

Meet Our Staff

Advisory Board 

Character Counts! Coach Specialist


Become a Character Coach!

Make a Donation! 

  The 22-23 School Year has Started...

Kids are Back in School and So are we

Please Contact Character Counts! if you are interested in becoming a coach for the upcoming school year...


 VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED as character coaches in the Queen Anne's County Public Schools for the

2022-2023 school year! 

We are in search of Coaches to provide lessons for the upcoming school year. 

If you want to be a Character Counts! coach? Come join us for one of the New Coach Training Classes and get started today ...

Please contact us at 410-758-6677 for details!!

*Please consider reaching out to our children and youth, who are our greatest assets. Join our growing family of volunteers who make a positive impact on our community. They need YOU to be that caring resource to help them be all that they can be!

Character Counts!

Voted QAC Best in 2022 as...

"Organization that Makes Our Community a Better Place"

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Character Counts! and the Centreville Rotary announce  the ...

"The Faye Lister Teen of Character Scholarship" Winner

This $500 scholarship is made possible through the Centreville Rotary and is available to any high school senior who resides in Queen Anne’s County and exemplifies the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring &  Citizenship.

Congratulations to this year's winner  Brianna Schindler

    from Queen Anne's County High School

We are looking for Character Coaches for the upcoming school year to work with and be character role models for our youth!

Upcoming Events

Character Counts! Advisory Council

If you would like to become a member, Please come join us - we meet  at 9:00 on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. 


The Character Pillar for  October is Trustworthiness

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This month's proclamation is dedicated to Jeff Straight - and was written by him for Character Counts!  many years ago.

You will be missed!

 It’s during this month that we remember to practice being TRUSTWORTHY in our daily lives. Being trustworthy means to be honest, tell the truth & to be sincere to ourselves and others. It means to never deceive, cheat or steal.  It also means that you must strive to honor your word and commitments by only making promises that you are able and intend to keep. You must be reliable and do what you say you will do and be that someone others can rely. You must have the courage to do the right thing and stand up for what you believe in. People who are trustworthy build a good reputation with others around them and don't make excuses for their actions. Being trustworthy is being loyal to those in your life – so stand by your family, friends and county.



 QACTV CC! Super Show" Episodes ...

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Don't Forget the 6 Pillars of Character Counts!
CC! was thrilled to be Back in the Schools for the 2021-2022 School Year

Character Counts! " The Movie Trailer"


with Coach Lance and Coach Jay

The Character Pillar RESPECT 

Storytime with Julie Ranelli and the QACLibrary


Sponsored by 

Queen Anne's County Council for Children and Youth


Community Partnerships for Children and Families

Jacki Carter
Young People Who Care Award

These awards are available for both Middle School and High School students that are interested in implementing a youth-led project  that would have a positive impact on the community. 

We won again this year...