WHAT IS THE POSITIVITY PROJECT?
The Positivity Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping America’s youth build stronger relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others. The premise is simple, but the results will be profound. Together, we will help create str onger citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”
Positive psychology’s 24 character strengths serve as the foundation of The Positivity Project’s approach. We believe that character is more than just behavior – it’s what i s inside all of us. And research shows that teaching children about their own positive character, rather than just positive behaviors, has an enduring prosocial impact.1 By partnering with K-8 schools across America, we are enhancing students’ authentic self-confidence and strengthening their relationships with each other.
In today’s rapidly changing world, strengths of character must be intentionally cultivated at an early age. It is critical to ensure that our mental, emotional, and moral capacities grow alongside our advances in technology. And, we must make it a priority to educate our youth on how to tap into their character strengths – especially when times are tough.
THE 24 CHARACTER STRENGTHS