The 8 Pillars of Character provide the essential support needed for one’s character development. Character refers to a set of moral and mental qualities and beliefs, that makes a person different from others.
There were originally Six Pillars and they were for Character Education, which were identified by a non-partisan, non-sectarian (secular) group of youth development experts in 1992, as “core ethical values”. They transcend cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences. Self Esteem and Positivity were added by Marlene because of her belief that once established, these Two Pillars are the foundation of all the others!
It is important to remember that throughout our lives the underlying values of these Pillars are tested over and over providing a lifetime of learning.
Here is the JAM Squad take on a few of our Pillars!