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Queen Anne's County
Character Counts!

All children and youth need caring, supportive adults in their lives in order to become responsible, productive citizens in their community. The Queen Anne's County Character Counts! initiative places community volunteers in classrooms to deliver lessons on the pillars of character to have the largest possible impact on the youth of Queen Anne's County.

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Thank you voters! 
Character Counts of Queen Anne's County has been bringing character education to local students for 24 years! None of this would be possible without our incredible volunteers, generous business partners, dedicated advisory council, and supportive county commissioners.  We thank each and every one of you who took the time to vote. We are proud of the positive impact we have made in our local schools and are looking forward to another successful school year.

The pillar of the month for SEPTEMBER is...


Show responsibility by...

  • Do what you are supposed to do. Try your best.

  • Persevere. Keep on trying.

  • Be self-disciplined.

  • Think before you act. Consider the consequences.

  • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes.

Discussion Starters

  • What responsibilities do you have towards your community?

  • Who should be responsible for the citizens of our county?

Come see us!

You can find us at the following upcoming events. Stop by and see us!

  • Anthony's Run  5K, Oct 1

      (Register Here)


Join our growing family of volunteers who make a positive impact on our community.



Character Counts! Commissioner's Spotlight

The County Commissioners named this month's Character Counts Commissioner's Spotlight honoree for RESPONSIBILITY, Leann Rhodes and Tides of Grace.

Leanne saw a need in the community and jumped into action, founding Tides of Grace in late 2022. Started as a once-a-year toy drive, Tides of Grace now holds monthly events to help families in our county. This year alone, Tides of Grace has sponsored events to provide blankets and books, shoes,

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Easter baskets, prom dresses, summer clothes, items for new parents, haircuts, and back-to-school supplies. This month, on September 16th from 11-1, Tides of Grace will be giving away winter clothes and coats. Other events scheduled this year include Halloween costumes, family pictures, and the toy drive that started it all.

Be sure check them out at and support this incredible woman and her organization.

Become a Business of Character

Businesses are an important ally in our efforts to encourage and instill character in our schools and communities.​ Youth are the future workforce, after all!

To become a Business of Character, your business must:

  1. Serve by example - agree to be people of character by following and adhering to the Six Pillars of Character.

  2. Display, at your business, a poster and window decal, provided by Character Counts!

  3. Fulfill at least one of the Character Counts! commitments listed in our business packet.


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Exciting News for Queen Anne's County Residents! Introducing the QAC Free Laptop Program - your gateway to improved digital access and opportunities. We're thrilled to announce that eligible households can apply for a free Chromebook laptop! Partnering with the Community Partnerships for Children and Families (Local Management Board), the Queen Anne's County Library, and the Area Agency on Aging, this program aims to bridge the digital divide and promote digital equity. Don't miss this chance to stay connected and empowered. Apply now and take the first step towards a brighter digital future!

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