Each year local businesses and community members declare their dedication to Character Counts Kent County by making unrestricted gifts to the Annual Appeal. Collectively this support ensures the long term sustainability of CCKC. Because of your support, CCKC is able to facilitate the leading character education program in our local schools, ensuring that every student enrolled in a Kent County school receives some form of character education .
Turkey Trail Trot for Character
Every November, volunteers, families, coworkers and friends come together for the Turkey Trail Trot for Character, an exciting fundraising event to help support to continuation of the CCKC program. CCKC’s largest community funding event is perfect for those who want to be involved and contribute to a worthy cause. Get together with family, friends or coworkers and participate in the 5K Run/Walk.
The annual TV Raffle for Character is an event held to raise funds for CCKC programming and activities. The yearly winner is drawn at CCKC’s fall community event. Tickets are on sale for the entirety of the year and can be purchased directly from Executive Director, Madhu Sadhu or from the CCKC booth at local events.
The Character Counts Kent County Annual Six Pillar Essay contest, sponsored by the United Way, is open to all Kent County students in grades 2-12. Approximately 1,350 students participate each year, writing and submitting essays on the topic “Why I like Character Counts!” 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each grade countywide are selected and awarded prizes provided by community sponsors. An awards ceremony is held each April at Washington College to recognize the annual Six Pillar Essay Contest winners.
Every week, WCTR invites CCKC students from local schools to participate in their “Junior DJ” program. The “Junior DJ” of the week goes to the WCTR studio to join morning hosts to talk about the CCKC program, introduce music, discuss happenings in their school and share their future plans. The “Junior DJ” program airs every Wednesday morning during the school year, tell your friends and family to tune in to WCTR.