Feels so good to be back in the schools...

In November of 2021, our Character Counts! coaches were given the "Green Light" to finally return to the classrooms ...

At the 2021 Centreville Christmas Parade 
Kent Narrows Waterman's Holiday Tree

Check out our “crab basket” for the Kent Narrows Waterfront Waterman’s Crab Basket 2021 Holiday Tree...

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2021 Shore Update Winner

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BEST OF 2021

It was Back.... and so much fun! Thank you to those who came out to join Character Counts! and Santa for some Family Fun on Friday, December 3rd 

We did it again...

Character Counts was a 2021 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 #ShoreStrong 

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 Faye Lister
 Teen of Character Scholarship

Who will be our 2022 Winner? Coming soon - the 2022 Faye Lister Teen of Character Scholarship Winner...

The $500 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.  

Jacki Carter "Young People  Who Care" Award 
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Who will be our 2022 Winner or Winners? Applications due May 5th, 2022


The Jacki Carter "Young People Who Care" awards are sponsored by the Queen Anne’s County Council for Children and Youth and Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  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. 


Congratulations to our two 2021 winners. Madison Mitchell for her wonderful Trail Clean Up project up at Romancoke Pier. Madison is an 8th grade student and a member of Scout Troop 496. Our 2nd winner was Jacob Dalrymple with his outstanding plan for a family Center Outdoor Learning Environment up at the QAC Family Center in Sudlersville. He is member of Scout Troop 175.



Character Counts! lessons  Remain at the Schools throughout  the 2020-2021 School Year

Last Year was the 20th Anniversary  This year makes 21... 

Character Counts!  celebrated its 20th       Anniversary in November 2020 so, it was 21 years in November 2021. It's hard to believe that it's been over 20 years. 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. 

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 Character Counts! 
     "Coach of the Year"
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Back to School was a little different  for the 2020-2021 school year but Character Counts! was thrilled to continue to be a part of the school day - a virtual school day. The lessons were delivered different but it is the same message... Thank you to QACTV for all of your help during this past year. Couldn't have done it without you!!

Welcome Back from our Coaches... 

QACTV Character Counts! Super Show  Episodes like this throughout the year...

The last video...

    Congratulations to our 2019-2020

Character Counts! Coach of the Year" Jay Kenty. 

     Jay has been with Character Counts! for a few  years now and  he continues to  coach several classes at Matapeake Elementary School again this year. He was nominated by many teachers and the school principal too. He has continued with character messages to his teachers and students these last few months during this Covid 19 pandemic. 

   “When asked, “How are you?” his reply is always, “Shame on me if I complain.”  His positive attitude is contagious and impacts everyone with whom he interacts.”  They say “I look forward to his visits just as much as the students do. He goes above and beyond in his duties as a Character Counts coach. His dedication is evident through the number of classes he visits, his assistance with our outdoor classroom, and overall familiar presence in our building. I whole-heartedly believe he deserves this award, and I am honored to work with him on a regular basis.”  “Additionally, he brings a wealth of life experiences and knowledge that he freely shares with the students, demonstrating the real world application to the character concepts.” “He is awesome! - has a true gift with kids.” "He exemplifies the true meaning of good character “.  

     Thank you for being an amazing coach and a fantastic role model for so many kids. 

10 Years of Service

We've added one more coach to our list... 10 years of coaching and still going strong!! We are so lucky to have him.

"Mr Fred" has been our "CC! Coach of the Year" and a part of Church Hill Elementary School for many years. He teaches a wonderful introduction to character for the 1st grade classes up there. Everyone knows and Loves Mr. Fred. 

Thank you to Fred Sherriff for All that you do

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