“Rapping” it Up


Want to know more about the Six Pillars of Character? Here’s a little rap to help people understand the Character Counts! framework. Set the beat by slapping your left leg, then your right, then clapping. Slap, slap, clap – got it? Then you’re ready to give The Character Rap a try.
The Character Rap
by Barbara Gruener

Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility,
won’t you try The Character Rap with me?
Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, too.
Do you listen to your conscience
when it tells you what to do?

Can you be trusted? Do you have integrity?
If I give you respect, will you give it back to me?
Do you pursue excellence in everything you do?
‘Cause character counts, can they count on you?

Do you weigh things out? Are you judging fair?
Are you thinking with your heart and sprinkling kindness everywhere?
Do you go to vote? On committees do you serve?
Do you volunteer to do your part? Recycle to conserve?

Trustworthiness, Respect, and Responsibility,
Your Character Counts, that’s plain to see.
Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, too.
Know it, love it, do it, now it’s up to you!