About the initiative

In September 2010, the City of Clayton adopted 42-2010, a resolution supporting the implementation of a character initiative entitled “Do the Right Thing” in the Clayton community.  You can read the resolution here.

“Do the Right Thing” is a community-wide character initiative involving Mt. Diablo Elementary School, Diablo View Middle School, Clayton Valley High School, the City of Clayton, the Clayton Police Department and the Clayton Business and Community Association (CBCA).  The initiative focuses on developing a community culture that is built on good character.  By focusing on six common character traits throughout the school year the community as a whole is able to rally around the same trait at the same time.

We will rotate through the six common character traits as follows:

Responsibility – August/September

• Doing what I am supposed to do
• Always doing my best
• Being accountable for my actions

Respect – October

• Using good manners, not bad language
• Being considerate, honoring the feelings of others
• Dealing peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

Kindness – November/December

• Being kind to myself, others and the environment
• Helping others in need
• Being forgiving

Self-discipline – January/February

• Practicing self-control
• Setting goals and working toward them
• Striving for personal improvement

Integrity – March/April

• Being reliable: doing what I say I’ll do
• Telling the truth, even when it’s not easy
• Building a good reputation

Courage – May/June/July

• Standing for what is right, even if I stand alone
• Resisting negative peer pressure
• Being true to myself


One response to “About the initiative”

  1. Deborah says :

    One of our neighbors organized a “meals night” for another neighbor who is getting older. We are excited to bring dinner to their home as they exceptionally grateful and appreciative. It is wonderful to live in a community and a neighborhood that shows such caring!

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