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Downey Unified School District Awarded Golden Bell Award

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Downey Unified School District Honored with Golden Bell Award, Mar 25, 2011 | Helen Machado (202 225-1766) | comments

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined members of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Citywide Coalition in Downey to honor the Downey Unified School District on its receipt of the CA School Boards' Association's Golden Bell Award.  The city also unveiled its newest street in Downey: Caring Way, which now joins Responsibility Row

The Citywide Coalition involves all aspects of the Downey community, including the school district, city, Aspire, YMCA, youth sports leagues, Police, Fire, churches, and service organizations -- all working together to teach the city's youth that character really does matter.

Character Counts! is a national program aimed at improving a student's character by focusing on six pillars of character -- trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.


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