The Positivity Project

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. Their vision is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”

Positive psychology’s scientifically validated 24 character strengths serve as its foundation. Positive psychology teaches that people have all 24 strengths within them – and that character is not just skills or behaviors, but rather an intrinsic part of each of us.

The Positivity Project is not a program with strict guidelines. Instead, it educates teachers on the character strengths and relies on them to teach in a way that best meets their students’ needs. It is a school-wide endeavor, grounded in the consistency of daily classroom instruction. Their model is holistic; it incorporates students, educators, and parents through regular interaction with character strengths vocabulary and concepts.

 

More about the Positivity Project

More about the Character Strengths

Positivity Project Calendar at Cub Run: 

Week Of:

Character Strength

September 27 Introduction: Other People Matter Mindset
October 4 Curiosity
October 11 Teamwork
October 18 Open-Mindedness
October 25 Being present and giving others my attention (OPM)
November 8 Integrity
November 15 Forgiveness
November 29 Creativity
December 6 Perspective
December 13 Bravery
January 3 Gratitude
January 10 Kindness
January 17 Knowing my words and actions can affect others (OPM)
January 24 Self-Control
January 31 Optimism
February 7 Prudence
February 14 Perseverance
February 21 Supporting others when they struggle (OPM)
February 28 Humility
March 7 Love
March 14 Cheering others' success (OPM)
March 21 Enthusiasm
March 28 Social Intelligence
April 11 Love of Learning
April 18 Humor
April 25 Identifying and appreciating the good in others (OPM)
May 2 Fairness
May 9 Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
May 16 Purpose
May 23 Leadership
May 30 Outro: Other People Matter Mindset