What's Happening in Character?

Colton Qualls

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Raising Kids with Character

Posted by Colton Qualls on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

 I interned with Character.org the summer after earning my bachelor’s degree. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be, “when I grew up.” To be honest, I still don’t (If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below). 

Before coming to intern with this organization, I told my advisor that I was looking into nonprofits, advocacy and education. This process lead me to character.org. When I started working there, I had my reservations. I remember thinking something along the lines of, “Character Education? What kind of feel-good, hippy malarkey is this? All we need in schools is reading, writing, and arithmetic.” However, coming right out of college, I realized that any job experience is a job experience any way you slice it, and I was happy not  running a weed eater all summer for the first time since I was sixteen.

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