“I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.”
- Diana, Princess of Wales
Character is defined as one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual. More specifically, character is the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person or group (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary). It is not political, religious or culturally biased.
But character is more than what we show others - it is who we are when no one is watching. Character is what determines how we respond to the circumstances of life. It is a pattern of actions, thoughts and feelings that embody who we are at our core.
"Kids with Character" is designed to highlight Valley teens who exhibit character in such a way that it makes their community better.
Each entry should explain how the nominee exemplifies one or more of the attributes of character below (click here for official rules):
- Caring - being concerned or interested in others, harboring a desire to help others, willing to give of time, effort, etc.
- Community - participating in the world around you in an effort to make it a better place; being helpful and willing to work together to positively affect the community in which you live
- Dependability - being able to be trusted to do what is expected; the ability to be accountable for one’s words and actions
- Optimistic - maintaining a positive outlook; feeling positive or hopeful about the future
- Perseverance - showing a steady effort toward a goal, working through roadblocks or issues and not giving up
- Respect - recognizing and accepting of differences, treating others as equals; showing consideration of self, others and community
- Resourcefulness - ability to act effectively and imaginatively in difficult or unusual situations; finding use for things others would discard or overlook
- Trustworthiness - being reliable, able to be counted upon; acting with integrity, exhibiting loyalty; being honest and sincere in thought and action
Do you know a "Kid with Character?" CenturyLink Prism wants to celebrate area kids (ages 13 - 17) who are impacting their families and communities in a positive way. Kids who are using technology to make a difference in their world. Kids who are going out of their way to create positive change. If you know a kid like that, nominate them here!