The goals of the Prattville-Autauga Character Coalition are aligned with the resolution that the City of Prattville made in 2006, and were expanded to help build communities of character throughout the City of Prattville and Autauga County.
Our goals are:
...to distribute or make available the character trait of the month to all citizens;
...to promote the understanding that good character is knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing right, when choosing wrong might be easier at the moment;
...to strengthen relationships among family members and to encourage a spirit of caring for our neighbors and the development of good character in all citizens so that they may lead productive, ethical lives;
...to set the example and nurture and raise children so that they learn to exemplify good character as they mature into responsible, caring adults;
...to reduce crime and poverty;
...to promote the value of education, skills and honest work as a means to increase productivity, reduce accidents and lower absenteeism in business and professions;
...to pursue a spirit of excellence and a high level of integrity in the leadership roles of our local businesses, education, faith, government, law enforcement, media and service organizations.
As an act of commitment, we encourage all persons to sign their own personal Character Pledge and to renew it on a regular basis.
I realize that good Character starts with me. Therefore, I pledge
...to practice the character quality of the month,
...to take the high road, the higher thought, the kinder word, and the best action in my daily life,
...to uphold what is true, right and just,
...to be a model of good character for those around me,
...to operate with honesty and integrity in my dealings with others,
...to do my part to make Prattville, Autauga County and all its communities, places of good character where individuals and families are strong, homes, streets and by-ways are safe, education is effective, citizens care for each other, and are ethical in all of their dealings and relationships.
"Be the change you want to see in this world."
Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)
Indian philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of non-violent protest