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San Ramon
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CHARACTER COUNTS! is a grass roots initiative based on voluntary citizen action.

The Six Pillars of Character are:

1. TRUSTWORTHINESS. Be honest. Don't deceive, cheat, or steal. Be reliable - do what you say you'll do. Have the courage to do the right thing. Build a good reputation. Be loyal.2. RESPECT. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. Use good manners, not bad language. "Yes ma'am/sir!" Don't threaten, hit, or hurt anyone. Don't talk back; check your attitude.3. RESPONSIBILITY. Do what you are supposed to do. Always do your best. Use self-control; be self-disciplined. Think before you act - consequences.4. FAIRNESS. Play by the rules. Take turns to share. Don't take advantage of others. Don't blame others carelessly.5. CARING. Be compassionate and show you care. Express gratitude; forgive others. Help people in need.6. CITIZENSHIP. Do your share to make your school and community better. Cooperate and participate in positive activities. Be a good neighbor/student/person. Obey laws, rules, and especially parents. Respect authority. Respect the environment.


CHARACTER COUNTS! and the Six Pillars of Character are service marks of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.
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CHARACTER COUNTS! San Ramon Police Department