The Positivity Project

What is The Positivity Project (P2)?

Mission: To help America’s youth build stronger relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others.

Vision: To develop leaders and citizens who will strengthen our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter”.

Each week throughout the year, students learn about a new character strength as part of The Positivity Project.

2020-2021 Calendar of P2 Character Strengths

24 Character Strengths


Character Strengths by Week

Week of January 4 - Optimism

Optimism means you expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

Optimism Quotes: 

  • "You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." - Charlie Chaplin
  • "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." - Desmond Tutu

Optimism Questions:

  1. Why is it important to be optimistic and have hope?
  2. How can our optimism affect others?
  3. What can you do to help others practice optimism at home, at school, and in your community?
  4. Why is it sometimes hard to be optimistic? What are some ways you can work through this type of challenge?

Week of January 11 - Prudence

Prudence means you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices. 

Prudence Quotes: 

  • "The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones, and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones." - Unknown

Prudence Questions:

  1. How do your choices affect you? How do your choices affect others?
  2. How does making careful choices help you to achieve your goals?
  3. What can you do to encourage others to show prudence?
  4. What short term goals will you need to achieve in order to work towards one of your larger goals?
  5. What might distract you from achieving your goal and how can you deflect that?

Week of January 18 - Perseverance

Perseverance means you complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

Perseverance Quotes:

  • "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." ~Albert Einstein
  • "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." ~Dale Carnegie
  • "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."  ~Pele

Perseverance Questions:

  • What are some ways you've shown perseverance in your life?
  • Have you ever been afraid to make a mistake? Why were you afraid?
  • Do you remember the first time you tried something new? Was it easy for you or did you have to try many times?