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 20-23 Curiosity
September 27-October 3 Teamwork
October 4-10 Open-Mindedness
October 11-17 OPM2 - Being present and giving others my attention
October 18-24 Forgiveness 
October 25-31 Creativity 
November 1-7 Perspective
November 8-14 Bravery
November 15-21 Gratitude
November 22-28 Gratitude
November 29-December 5 Kindness
December 6-12 OPM - Knowing my words & actions affect others
December 13-19 Self-Control 
January 3-9 Optimism
January 10-16 Prudence
January 17-23 Perseverance
January 24-30 OPM - Supporting others when they struggle
January 31-February 6 Integrity
February 7-13 Love
February 14-20 Humility
February 21-27 OPM - Cheering others’ success
February 28-March 6 Enthusiasm
March 7-13 Social Intelligence
March 14-20 Love of Learning
March 21-27 Wildcard/Make-Up
April 4-10 Humor 
April 11-17 OPM - Identifying and appreciating the good in others
April 18-24 Wildcard/Make-Up
April 25-May 1 Fairness
May 2-8 Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
May 9-15 Purpose
May 16-22 Leadership
May 23-30 OPM - Outro Week



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