Investing in youth
through character education to brighten student futures, engage citizens of all ages, and sustain desirable communities. 

Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is a citizen-driven youth development nonprofit organization with proven, research-based program outcomes,* including increased academic achievement, decreased rates of poor behavior, and lowered rates of chronic school absenteeism. Our mission is to develop positive character in all aspects of students’ lives in order to prepare youth for productive futures and invest in the ongoing vitality of our local communities.


> Approximately 13,500 students


> Over 160 Character Coaches

> One-third of students served

   receive SNAP benefits

> Over 20 years serving Mid Shore




A Note from Our Executive Director...

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the newly redesigned website for Character Counts Mid Shore. We hope that you find our new look both easy to use and more helpful than in years past. The new design is more than just a facelift; it includes a more robust set of functionalities that -- we hope -- will serve you better as you work alongside us for brighter student futures and more sustainable communities. Specifically, I invite you to explore the following new tools:

  • Coach's Corner: a library of lesson planning tools for our loyal corps of Character Coach volunteers.

  • Financial Transparency: an up-to-date resource for community members and supporters alike.

  • Support Our Work: a comprehensive guide to the many ways you can empower our mission delivery.

Together, we can make powerful strides toward a shared vision for the future for our region's students. As we debut this new website, we hope that it will be a key resource in accomplishing our joint work.


Lauren Kay Weber, Executive Director

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