Character Counts in Jersey County

Character Counts Community Partners

Character Counts, an exciting community-wide initiative, is a partnership among the faith, business, and educational communities, and the home, to foster a community where exemplary character is highly valued and intentionally taught-a community where doing the right thing (even when no one is looking) is “Just Being Jersey”.  A volunteer council of widely diverse membership strives to support the education of exemplary character.


The goals for Character Counts are as follows:

1. Improve school climate to positively impact achievement, attendance, discipline, and the drop out rate.

2.      Cultivate visible community support.

3.      Increase parental participation and awareness of the importance of
the development of exemplary character.

How does it work?

All schools and many other organizations that serve young people in Jersey County are actively involved in the education of exemplary character.  It is the goal of Character Counts Community Partners to enhance their efforts through increased community support.

The Six Pillars of Exemplary Character

The efforts of Character Counts Community Partners will be based on promoting and modeling the Six Pillars of Exemplary Character which are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.


Jersey County Character Counts
c/o Jersey County Business Association
209 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: (618) 639-5222 / Fax: (618) 498-3871