Legacy Character Traits

These are the character traits taught and instilled throughout the Legacy Dad process:

Trustworthiness

Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, your faith and your country.

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.Value other peoples opinions and try to see things from their point of view.

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices.

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment

Courage

The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.

Perseverance

Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.

Loyalty

A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection

Duty

An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion: Do your duty to your country. Moral obligation: acting out of duty. The compulsion felt to meet such obligation.

Selfless Service

Selfless Service is a commonly used term to denote a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for the person performing it. It is also sometimes used to denote a service performed with no apparent 'earthly' result, but which may accrue results in a spiritual or heavenly realm after death, although in the pure sense of the term that would not qualify as a strictly 'selfless' action.

Honor

Principled uprightness of character; personal integrity.

A code of integrity, dignity, and pride, chiefly among men, that was maintained in some societies, as in feudal Europe, by force of arms.

Integrity

Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. The state of being unimpaired; soundness. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

Grace

Refers to the sovereign favor of God for humankind — especially in regard to salvation — irrespective of actions ("deeds"), earned worth, or proven goodness more broadly, grace refers to God's gifts to humankind, including life, creation and salvation.

Justice

The principle of moral rightness; equity. Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness. The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law.

Humility

Modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful. Recognition of the virtues and talents that others possess, particularly those which surpass one's own, and giving due honor.

Recognition of the limits of one's talents, ability, or authority; and, not reaching for that which is beyond one's grasp.

Mercy

Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one's power; clemency. A disposition to be kind and forgiving

Discipline

Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.

Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.