Glen Ellyn Character Coalition
"Thank You" to all for your support over the last 9YRS!
In recent years, the GECC has experienced a steady decline in volunteers and in numbers of nominations for its Person of Character program, and it has not been able to reverse this trend. As a result, it has made the difficult decision to cease operations and to donate its small fund balance to four local philanthropic organizations: The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, the Glenbard Parent Series, The Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund and the BR Ryall YMCA.
The Glen Ellyn Character Coalition has been privileged to publicly honor outstanding members of our community whose contributions might otherwise have gone unsung. We are grateful for the participation and support of many, and know that regardless of whether the GECC exists, the Six Pillars of Character remain important to the individuals and organizations within the community.
|Our Vision:||Our community, strengthened by character development in our schools, families and businesses, is a guiding light for all citizens and the foundation of a healthy society.|
|Our Mission:||Our mission is to foster a common language that recognizes, discusses, and supports the six pillars of character throughout Glen Ellyn. This will result in a community that teaches, enforces, advocates and models trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.|
Make a character education program visible in all community areas (YMCA, Library,Village Hall, Park Dist.,Police Dept., Fire Dept, Schools, Businesses, etc.)
|THE SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER|
For more information on the Character Counts national program, please visit their website at:www.charactercounts.org.
|PERSON OF CHARACTER AWARD|
|Every month, the Glen Ellyn Character Coalition honors a member of our community who demonstrates the six pillars of character. Winners' profiles appear once a month in The Sun. If you know someone who lives or works in Glen Ellyn and deserves to be honored in this way, please download a nomination form.
(Click on the link in the main selector bar labeled - "GECC Nomination Form")
|ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE COALITION:|
|Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn - www.glenellynrotary.org
School District 41 - www.d41.dupage.k12.il.us
B.R. Ryall YMCA - www.brryallymca.org
Glenbard High School District 87 - www.glenbard.dupage.k12.il.us
Glen Ellyn Park District - www.gepark.org
Chamber of Commerce - www.glenellynchamber.com
Glen Ellyn Public Library - www.gepl.org
School District 89 - www.ccsd89.org
Community Bank Wheaton - Glen Ellyn - www.commbank-wge.com
Kiwanis - Glen Ellyn - www.glen-ellyn.com/kiwanis/
The Meadows of Glen Ellyn - www.themeadowsofglenellyn.com
The Village of Glen Ellyn - www.glenellyn.org/
Please note: Clicking on any one of these web addresses will take you to the selected website. To return to this website, you will need to use your "back" button.
|Proposed and Ongoing Projects:|
|-Person of Character Awards published monthly in Glen Ellyn News
-Participation in Taste of Glen Ellyn
-Creating Newsletter/Web page
-July 4th Parade
-General Visibility (Banners, connections with local businesses, etc.)
-National Character Counts!® Week festivities
|HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GLEN ELLYN COALITION:|
Any individual or group who supports the vision and mission of the GLEN ELLYN CHARACTER COALITION is more than welcome to join and further the realization of our goals. If you have questions about joining or about the aims and/or structure of our organization, please email us at: