To create in Worthington a courageous community that inspires, exhibits and practices good character.
Partners for Community and Character (PCC) has been an integral part of the Worthington Community since 1997. Our mission is to “serve as a catalyst to promote character. We envision a courageous community that inspires, exhibits and practices good character”.
In December 1995, Paul Minus received a phone call from Ella Moore, a staff leader in the Worthington School District. She wanted to know if he would be willing to help raise financial support for the Worthington Schools’ student mediation program.
A group of community leaders gathered by Minus agreed to raise funds for this program. But the more they thought about it and talked with the teachers, principals, and students involved, the more they realized the need to understand the underlying reasons for conflict. It was determined that conflict resolution was at the “tip of the iceberg” and more attention needed to be directed to the “whole iceberg” that was there beneath the surface.
As a result, that small group of community leaders began to look at the entire issue of behavior and values among students today.