Instilling good character in children as they prepare for the real world is a big deal in Martin County.
United Way of Martin County’s CHARACTER COUNTS! program sits at the forefront of this effort and recognizes local students for exemplifying good character during the annual Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards.
Each year, CHARACTER COUNTS! plays host to the Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards to honor students whose lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to any or all of the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
2021-22 Joe Kordick Youth Character Award Nominations are Open!
- High School and Middle School Application Form
- High School Nomination Instructions
- Middle School Nomination Instructions
2020-21 Joe Kordick Youth CHARACTER Awards Recipients
Middle School Award Recipients
- Bianca Morales-Soto, Indiantown Middle School
- Marissa Brodie, Murray Middle School
- Lily Rice, Murray Middle School
- Lilian Dietrich, Murray Middle School
- Noa Vignone, Stuart Middle School
High School Recipients
- Shelby E. Sexton, Jensen Beach High School
- Kaitlyn Berger, Clark Advanced Learning Center
- Quincy Clark, Clark Advanced Learning Center
- Emily Osborn, Clark Advanced Learning Center
- Raymond Martucci, South Fork High School
- Luke Edwards, Martin County High School
- Colin Fogarty, Martin County High School
- Rose Kores, Martin County High School
- Erika Van Vliet, Martin County High School
For more information about CHARACTER COUNTS!, call 772-283-4800.