Character Day is an annual event that unites millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to develop and deepen their character (strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, and leadership). Why? Because character development leads not only to school and career success, but also to stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world. We’ve already signed up for the sixth annual Character Day. Last year, over 4 million people across 200,000 groups in 125 countries and all 50 states participated in Character Day. And last year, Orangeburg County Community of Character led the county’s third year of participation with increased school and business participation. And we want to grow participation in this important dialogue.
Character Day is a global initiative where groups around the world screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives, dive into free printed discussion materials, and join an online global conversation around the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness, etc.)–all rooted in evidence-based research. This particular initiative was developed and is offered through Let It Ripple, a California based nonprofit that uses cloud filmmaking to tell stories for global change. This year, new Character Day resources focus on the relationship between character and technology. How does technology enhance our character development? How does turning off the screens enhance our character? In addition, the classic Character Day resources remain and are available (including films, hands-on discussion kits, online resources, and a Global LiveCast Q&A featuring prominent leaders). You may participate as an individual, as a small group (family, friends, classroom, group of colleagues), or as an entire school or company. Participation is free, and all of the films and resources are deeply backed by evidence-based research and science.
Contact us for more specific information on how to participate.
Dates and locations subject to change.
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