Ring Factory Elementary School in Bel Air has adopted Lorien Assisted Living as its community outreach partner for character education.
On the second Thursday of each month, the school's Character Counts Committee will sponsor an activity at the Lorien facility from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Student and parent participation is voluntary, allowing families an opportunity to put into action the six pillars of character of the Character Counts program: responsibility, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect and trustworthiness.
The first event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lorien, 1909 Emmorton Road. Ring Factory pupils and their families are invited to tour the facility and to meet the residents. Volunteers from grades K-5 will entertain the residents in the Lorien common area with Valentine's Day theme stories, poems and songs.
Character Counts is a program endorsed by the Harford PTA as well as more than 40 states and 500 municipalities throughout the United States.
The goal of the program is to incorporate ethical values into daily living.