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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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The pillar of the month for December is... CARING!

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  • Be kind.

  • Be compassionate.

  • Express gratitude.

  • Forgive others.

  • Be considerate of others’ feelings.

Discussion Starters

  • What is social responsibility and is it related to good citizenship?

  • How do you benefit from the good citizenship of others?

Congratulations to our Character Counts
School Ambassadors!

These students were chosen after writing an essay explaining why the six pillars were important to them. They will be providing monthly announcements to their schools to remind students of the monthly pillar, attend Character Counts events, and have their poster hung for all to see. They are shining examples of the pillars at work in our youth!


Character Counts! Commissioner's Spotlight

Last night the County Commissioners announced this month's Character Counts Commissioner's Spotlight honorees for CITIZENSHIP.

Queen Anne’s County Center for the Military and Veteran Family, VAMSA, was launched in 2022 to address the unique needs of servicemen and women. They provide financial counseling, holistic therapies and healing services, guidance to government and private sector assistance, and peer support to active military, veterans, and their families. They believe the sacrifice of our military and veteran families entitle them to live in communities that value them, invest in them, and understand the unique cultural, environmental, and battleground experiences they share in service to their country.

The dedicated staff of Queen Anne's County Television - QACTV work tirelessly to make sure citizens stay informed about happenings in our county. You see them throughout the county promoting local non-profits, small businesses, and local fundraising events. This organization’s foundation is built on all the pillars of character.

Both of these Queen Anne's County organizations exemplify the pillar of CITIZENSHIP and we thank them!


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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