From the Executive Director
The last few months have been an exciting time for PCC. We had our third “Breakfast to Celebrate Character,” Active Parenting held two sessions this winter, Character in Action has been busy showing 3rd and 4th graders positive solutions to their problems, and Circle of Grandparents continues to work tirelessly in the schools. We also participated in the first Community Action forum, supported “One Leg at a Time” during their recent fundraiser, finished 9th in the Leadership Worthington spelling bee, and attended important community forums regarding internet safety and the concern for drug usage in our community.
PCC has been diligently (March’s word of the month) working on issues concerning character in our community. What we would really like to know is: “What does that mean to you?” What issues are concerning you in our community? PCC has been in existence for 15 years and times have changed. What new programs regarding character would you like to see happen in our community? If you haven’t seen the new homepage on our website please take a moment to do so (communityandcharacter.org). This came about from an email I received from a parent whose children were inspired by a PCC program (Circle of Grandparents) to produce this wonderful video about the word “Compassion.” Check it out. You will love it.
This is PCCs mission. It is not to tell people how they should behave, it is to ask them to think about their actions and make sure that they reflect their desires and beliefs. Sometimes this mindfulness is all that is needed to help someone make a good decision.
In Program News:
The Circle of Grandparents!
You must see their newsletters to catch up on all the COG news. They are so busy I just can’t keep up.
Has just finished their Late Winter session. Amy Ambrozich and “crew” have done a fantastic job in facilitatiing this important program. Parents learn positive discipline methods, how to parent with mutual respect, and how to foster positive character traits (courage, responsibility, respect) in their children. It is a wonderful program that has helped many families be what they want to be.
Character In Action
Is especially busy this time of year. This group of thespians from TWHS are willing to give their time to produce skits regarding important issues in the schools (peer pressure, bullying, fitting in, etc.). What is especially valuable is that they break into small discussion groups to talk about any additional issues they are experiencing. These students (as well as their advisor, Pat Kelso) do valuable work.
Student Action Board
Is on hiatus right now. We are looking for new ideas for this program. It is focused on Middle-High school age students. Any thought on what needs this important group could fill.