Students Learn About Character Traits

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Brianna Moores, Michelle Mendoza, and Marcello Porcelli listen intently during the Character Education program at Frontier Elementary School conducted by Big Mouth Presentations in a partnership with APS to help children learn about character building behavior.

Cadet Bravo, below right, a member of Big Mouth Presentations, demonstrates to students ways they can learn to be responsible, fair, respect themselves and others and be trustworthy people.

Big Mouth Presentations brought an interactive audiovisual program with them that delighted the students and allowed them to participate by answering questions, singing, and receiving small rewards for their behavior.

"Character Counts! develops the attitudes and behaviors we want to see in future employees and leaders," said Louise Moskowitz, consultant, Community Development. "By making it fun, the kids become totally engaged and remember what they've learned," she said.

The foundation of the program is the same as the Character Counts! initiative. The school agree to teach the Six Pillars of Character -- trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship -- in its classrooms.

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