Lee's Summit is a Community of Character committed to character development. Lee's Summit CARES has formed the Lee's Summit Character Council whose goal is to establish Lee's Summit as a Community of Character. We have leadership involvement from important sectors in our community; family, schools, city government, law enforcement, parks and recreation, media, business, faith and health care.
To strengthen our community by promoting, encouraging and equipping the development of character in every sector of the community.
Character is defined as the inward motivation to do what is right, according to the highest standards of behavior in any situation. Good character means doing what is right at all times, especially when no one is looking.
Character traits are internal characteristics formed in response to life experiences and are the basis of good character. The Character Council has assigned a character trait to each calendar month so the community can learn more about ways to highlight that trait going forward.