2019 Shore Update Winner
Come out and see us...
Shore Kids Connection - rescheduled for August 2020 - exact date TBA
The Senior Summit - originally scheduled for Friday, May 15th has been cancelled
Kent Island Days - originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16th has been cancelled
Queen Anne's County Fair - August 10th - 15th
WOW! Celebrating 20 years
Character Counts! will celebrate it's 20th Anniversary in the Fall of 2020. There have been more than 83 "Businesses of Character" participants and well over 1000 volunteer character coaches and mentors delivering lessons to the children through the years. Character Counts! has been successful in building great partnerships in the public school system, local businesses, county agencies, non-profits and throughout the community.
Energizer Bunny Award
A special award was presented at the February 5th, 2020 Board of Education meeting - Check this out... and Congratulations to Karey Anne Coppage!!
2019 Centreville Parade
We did it again... Character Counts was a 2019 Golden Anchor Winner - voted "An Organization that Makes Our Community a Better Place". Thank you to all who voted in this year's Shore Update Readers' Choice Awards.
2020 Character Counts!
Due to the current situation, the 2019-2020 Appreciation Dinner originally scheduled for April 30th has been postponed. Thank you to everyone who continues to support the Character Counts! program and all of our Character Counts! Coaches and CommUNITY Mentors that do so much for the youth in QAC. Will keep you posted once we have a new date.
2020 Faye Lister
Teen of Character Scholarship
Who will win this year? The 2020 Teen of Character Scholarship applications have been released and are due May 1st. The scholarship is sponsored by the Centreville Rotary Club and recognizes a student that has demonstrated exceptional character in their school and community utilizing the Six Pillars of Character.
It was a perfect night for a parade and we had so much fun at the 2019 Christmas parade
10 Years of Service
A great BIG Thank You to several of our coaches for being a part of Character Counts! for over 10 years now. These special Volunteers were recognized at the appreciation Dinner.
*Pictured from left to right - Mike Clark, Carolyn Walls, Lance Richardson, Rhonda Knotts (Not pictured - Rick Caporin)
Jacki Carter "Young People Who Care" Award
**Application Due Date for has been extended until Friday, May 1st.
The Jacki Carter "Young People Who Care" Award is sponsored by the Queen Anne’s County Council for Children and Youth and Community Partnerships for Children and Families. This is an award 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.
2018-2019 Character Counts!
"Coach of the Year"
Another very special award was presented at the Appreciation Dinner... Congratulations to Carla Pullen our 2018-2019 "Coach of the Year".
Carla has been with Character Counts! for a few years now. She coaches two classes over at Centreville Elementary School and was nominated by both of her teachers. "She is kind and loving, patient and affirming with each and every child. She is a role model of all of our Pillars of Character each and every visit and she demonstrates it through her words, actions and presence. She is so dedicated and comes to see us in spite of her busy schedule. She is part of our class family and they love when she comes and they learn so much when she's here."
Thank you Carla Pullen for being an amazing
Character Counts! Coach.