Each week during the school year over a hundred volunteers, known throughout the community as Character Coaches, visit nearly 90 classrooms in the county to teach character building lessons to students grades Pre-K through 9th. These lessons are based on our core values, The Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Citizenship and Caring.
Character Coaches are outstanding members of the Kent County community; they are doctors, accountants, executives, professors, business owners and retired professionals. Each coach brings a unique perspective to their classroom lessons, engaging students as they draw inspiration from their own profound experiences and opportunities.
Our coaches are dedicated individuals, donating more than 3,600 cumulative volunteer hours each year. They are role models, upstanding members of our community that students can look up to and reach out to for advice. Character Coaches are yet another valuable asset and role model in the formation of good character.
The CCKC organization is responsible for facilitating the leading character education program in our local schools, working to ensure that every student enrolled in a Kent County school receives some form of character education. As an independent non-profit organization, CCKC operates under the guidance of an advisory board and executive director. The CCKC program is dependent on support from the community to facilitate programming for students.