The Positivity Project at Lemon Road
The Positivity Project's Mission
To empower America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all.
School is going to look different this year. Building a positive culture will be more difficult — and more important — than ever.
Here at Lemon Road Elementary:
The vision of the Positivity Project at Lemon Road ES is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”
The Positivity Project (P2) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify character strengths in us all. The movement is based in the tenets of Positive Psychology.
The Positivity Project aims to reach 2,000 schools and 1 million students nationwide by 2022.
Every one to two weeks, our students learn about a new character strength. By leveraging Positivity Project resources, provided free of cost, teachers use approximately 10-15 minutes per day to lead a discussion about that week’s strength. Teachers are equipped with resources but encouraged to tailor daily character education to their students’ unique needs.
Teachers are given resources and training on the 24 character strengths.
2020-2021 Character Strength Schedule
|September 13-19||Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) Intro|
|September 27-October 3||Teamwork|
|October 11-17||OPM2 - Being present and giving others my attention|
|November 29-December 5||Kindness|
|December 6-12||OPM - Knowing my words & actions affect others|
|January 24-30||OPM - Supporting others when they struggle|
|January 31-February 6||Integrity|
|February 21-27||OPM - Cheering others’ success|
|February 28-March 6||Enthusiasm|
|March 7-13||Social Intelligence|
|March 14-20||Love of Learning|
|April 11-17||OPM - Identifying and appreciating the good in others|
|April 25-May 1||Fairness|
|May 2-8||Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence|
|May 23-30||OPM - Outro Week|