Core Values – A Chesterfield County Initiative and a Local Artist’s Mission
Richmond’s celebrity storyteller Slash Coleman is participating in a Core Values Celebration that will take place at Tomahawk Creek Middle School at 7 PM on 2/25/10.
The Core Value Initiative is a program based on the book Educating for Character, written by Thomas Lickona. The program, adopted by the Chesterfield County School Board in 1999, promotes the ideas brought forth in Lickona’s book. Lickona says that by promoting safety, respect for property, parent productivity, and a good work ethic while a school provides more teaching time, a more caring school environment, and more positive structure in schoolwork that school will be able to ward off things like violence, vandalism, stealing, cheating, peer cruelty, bigotry, and self-destructive behavior.
Slash is giving the keynote address to kick off his new tour – “Core Values Tour 2010” which will be bookable by schools, libraries, and other organizations around Virginia this year. His tour is sponsored by Richmond Young Writers, who are giving something back to the man who has given so much to the Richmond Community.
Slash Coleman is a Richmond storyteller who has done his one man show Off-Broadway (“The Neon Man and Me”) and on PBS, and he does a tremendous amount of philanthropic work in Richmond. We mentioned him in our post about Tinker’s, his aunt’s store where he lends a hand pretty often. This new tour, “2010 Core Values Tour,” is comprised of 60 minutes of songs and stories that promote honesty, respect, responsibility, and accountability. Look on his website for booking information.