Statewide CHARACTER COUNTS! Training

Registration is currently open for the Virginia 4-H CHARACTER COUNTS! Train the Trainer Training, October 16-18, 2013 at Embassy Suites hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

This training will prepare participants to teach youth principled reasoning and ethical decision making skills based on the six pillars of character.  It will also prepare participants to work with other adults in their schools and communities to incorporate CHARACTER COUNTS! into the school day and after school activities and throughout the community. In addition, participants will learn how the values represented by the six pillars are revealed in the lives of children, and the adults who work with them. Through hands-on strategies for teaching and reinforcing these values, participants will learn successful tips on how to integrate Character Counts! throughout their 4-H program, school, and community to make the message permanent and pervasive. Nationally certified Character Counts! trainers will conduct these trainings.

The cost for the training is $150.00 for non-VCE employees and includes lodging, breakfast, lunch and snacks, and Character Counts! training curriculum for ages 4-teens.  There is no fee for VCE employees.  For participants not spending the night, the cost for the training is $125.00. Please contact Dr. Tonya Price for more details and for the registration form.  Please submit your registration form to Katie Lafon on or before Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Please advertise this training to others who might be interested in participating – School Board office administrators, principals, guidance counselors, teachers, DARE and Resource officers, 4-H Volunteers, Recreation Department, Juvenile Judges, Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Detention Centers, Church youth leaders or teachers, home school groups, Chamber of Commerce, Crime Prevention Officers, Scouts, Day Care, and other community leaders and volunteers who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you at the training in October!

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