The PACT Prevention Coalition of St. Johns County will host a one-hour â€œLunch and Learnâ€ session on the Character Counts! program Jan. 13 at noon. All local parents and interested community members are invited to attend this free presentation; lunch will be provided.
To be held in the Kingfisher Room (second floor) of the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Center, 200 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine, the session will feature a presentation by Christina Langston, chief of community relations for the St. Johns County School District. Also speaking will be Bill Spaedt, the St. Johns County teacher on assignment for character education, who will discuss how the Character Counts! program is making a positive impact on local students.Â Helpful insights will be suggested on how parents and other community members can personally reinforce these important values beyond the school environment.
Character Counts! is a national educational program aimed at instilling good character in our nationâ€™s youth. The program is built on the â€œ6 Pillars of Characterâ€: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Character Counts! has been proven effective both in creating a school-wide â€œculture of kindnessâ€ and improving academic performance.
To RSVP for this free session, contact Bridget Heenan at BridgetPACT@yahoo.com.
About PACT Prevention Coalition
PACT Prevention Coalition is a local organization committed to making St. Johns County a healthy, substance-free community for our youth through Prevention, Advocacy, Choices and Teamwork. For more information, visit http://www.pactprevention.org.