The Positivity Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. We accomplish this by partnering with schools across the country and equipping educators with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to teach their students positive psychology’s 24 character strengths.
Every 1–2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.
By leveraging Positivity Project resources, provided free of cost, teachers use approximately 10-15 minutes per day to lead a discussion about that week’s strength. In our model, autonomy and consistency are key. Teachers are equipped with resources, but encouraged to tailor daily character education to their students’ unique needs.
Students emerge with genuine self-confidence, greater appreciation for others, and stronger relationships – thereby building positive and enduring individual habits, and cultivating an enhanced sense of community in classrooms and school-wide. Our vision is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.” We aim to reach 2,000 schools and 1 million students nationwide by 2022.