Youth learn why character counts

The South Dakota Character Counts: We Are All Relatives curriculum, as
adapted from the Josephson Institute Character Counts program, uses
Lakota culture and beliefs to help students realize their potential and
their ability to effect change in their own lives. Getting students to
be more accountable for their decisions and responsible for their own
character building will help to decrease the threats and minimize the
ease in which youth fall prey to making detrimental choices
The extension educator has provided training in this “We Are All
Relatives” curriculum to over 600 youth, teachers and agency staff in
the past two years. Teachers using this program consistently in their
classroom reported significant decreases in behavior problems among

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Character Counts program