A partnership has been established between a Buchanan Area Counselor, Transition Team and Woods Elementary Teachers to implement lessons from Second Step and the Character Counts program. Second Step focuses on the social emotioanl learning (SEL) of our students and allows our campus to foster a more supportive, successful learning environment. Character Counts is a framework that is built upon the foundation of the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsability, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship. Second Step and Character Counts provide our students the tools and strategies needed to be positive, productive members of our community. Students exhibit kindness and respect to others and provide assistance for those in need of support. Wolverines that exemplify the Six Pillars of Character are eligible recipients of our True Blue Character Award. The greatest award is the moral character that students are developing and maintaining.