​the basics

What everyone can and should do!

We live in a world with so many resources.  We're diverse.  We're talented.  And each of us has the power to make a positive difference in some way. Like the "Character Affirmation" states, " ... change starts with me ... ".  Because if not you, then who?!  

Most of us have moral character; it is what we have that reflects our core ethical values. But performance character enables us to act on our ethical values to make a difference in the world! Start at this very moment, identify what you can do right now that will have a positive impact!  And model excellent character as you go about each and every day!

If you can help us help you, click on the "Make A Difference" tab to discover additional ways to support us in our work: 

  • Volunteer
  • Attend and support events
  • Advocate. Be a character promoter. Earn the 'Character Champion' Designation. 
  • Nominate citizens and/or groups worthy of recognition
  • Follow Us (on the internet and social media)
  • Be a Benefactor. Become a Sponsor, Partner or Booster
  • Make a donation. Donations help support our initiatives and programs (at a minimum, they help provide character education material; sponsor/support events; and marketing and advertising)
  • ​Purchase Orangeburg County Community of Character ("Character") merchandise
  • Wear Orangeburg County Community of Character ("Character") merchandise

Improve your character through mindful striving or let your character worsen through negligence and obliviousness.