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Positivity Project

The Positivity Project’s mission is to empower America’s youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves. Mike Erwim and Jeff Bryan, co-founders of the Positivity project said, “These partnerships couldn’t come at a more important time for our youth – and for our nation. In today’s rapidly changing world, character strengths – and a focus on relationships – must be intentionally cultivated from an early age. It is critical to ensure that our mental, emotional, and moral capacities grow alongside our advances in technology.

At many of our schools, we will use the Positivity Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth build stronger relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others, as our program. 

Stephanie Rhyde, teacher at Randall Middle School said, “during the Positivity Project, each week we focus on one character trait and really dive in deep to discover what that character trait means. We may read a book, watch a video, or read an article to try to get a broader picture of how people can demonstrate the character trait. Students will then think about how they can demonstrate that trait in their daily life.” 

“We will be studying for example, character traits like kindness, hope, bravery, courage and love of learning. I like how the Positivity Project lets us focus on how we can treat other people better to make the world a better place,” said Kaylla Kambe a student at Randall Middle School. 

Jordan Ashley, Principal of Randall Middle School said, “The Positivity Project is a great way to bring the school community together and teach all of our kids positive things about themselves. Our kids and staff either have done or will be doing the via character survey to get a better idea of what trait their personality has the most of. Parents and staff are encouraged to take the survey to find out what trait you have the most as well!” 

Watch the video below from the P2 founder, Mike Erwim to learn more!




Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

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