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.

24 Character Strengths


Character Strengths by Week

September 5-11 - Intro Week - Other People Matter Mindset

The five main components of the "Other People Matter" mindset are:

  1. Identifying and appreciating the good in others
  2. Knowing that my words and actions affect others
  3. Supporting others when the struggle
  4. Cheering their successes
  5. Being present and giving others my attention

September 12-18 - Curiosity

Curiosity means you like exploration and discover. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

Curiosity Quotes:

  • "Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own"  ~ James Cameron
  • "When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do."  ~ Walt Disney

Curiosity Questions:

  • What role does curiosity  play with modern day inventions?
  • How can curiosity be displayed through your imagination?
  • Are you a curious person? Do you seek answers?

September 19-25 - Teamwork

Teamwork means you work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.

Teamwork Quotes:

  • "Alone we can do little; together we can do so much"  ~ Helen Keller
  • "You don't have to see eye to eye to work shoulder to shoulder."  ~ Kid President
  • "In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly."  ~ Mark Sanborn

Teamwork Questions:

  • What are some key components to successful teamwork?
  • What teams do you have in your life?
  • What do you bring to your teams?


September 26-October 2 - Open-Mindedness

Open-Mindedness means you like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides an don't jump to conclusions.

Open-Mindedness Quotes:

  • "If you are open-minded and  you let the universe come in, you never know where things might go"  ~ Adam Neumann
  • "Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"  ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • "In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly."  ~ Mark Sanborn

Open-Mindedness Questions:

  • What are some opinions that you hold?
  • How can open-mindedness help you test your opinions?
  • What makes it challenging to be open-minded?

October 3-9 - OPM - Being Present and Giving Others My Attention

Being Present Quotes:

  • "Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering"  ~ unknown
  • "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart"  ~ Winne the Pooh
  • "In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly."  ~ Mark Sanborn

Being Present  Questions:

  • What does it mean to be present?
  • How can you use your senses to help you be present?
  • Why does being present help people to be happier?

October 10-16 - Integrity

Integrity means you are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.


Integrity Quotes:

  • "Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."  ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • "Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it."  ~ M. H. McKee

Integrity Questions:

  • What does it mean to be honest and trustworthy?
  • Have you ever had a time when you struggled with integrity? How did it make you fee?
  • Why is it difficult at times to be honest?

October 17-23 - Forgiveness


October 24-30 - Creativity


October 31 - November 6 - Perspective


November 7-13 - Bravery


November 14-20 - Gratitude 1


November 21-27 - Gratitude 2



November 28 - December 4 - Kindness


January 23-29 - OPM - Supporting Others When They Struggle


January 30 - February 5 - Wildcard/Make-UP


January 2-8 - Optimism



January 9-15 - Prudence


January 16-22 - Perseverance


February 6-12 - Humility


February 13-19 - Love

February 20-26 - OPM - Cheering Others' Success


February 27 - March 5 - Enthusiasm


March 6-12 - Social Intelligence


March 13-19 - Love of Learning


March 20-26 - Wildcard/Make-Up


March 27 - April 2 - Humor


April 3-9 - OPM - Identifying & Appreciating the Good in Others


April 10-16 - Fairness