I can sum up positive psychology in just three words — other people matter. Period. Anything that builds relationships between and among people is going to make you happy.” -Dr. Chris Peterson
What is The Positivity Project?
The Positivity Project (P2) is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build positive relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others. Over the course of this school year, your child will learn about 24 strengths already within each one of them. The program instills vocabulary and meaning through explicit teaching of each strength through Mr. Ashley’s morning message, and through class morning meetings. We will dedicate one week to each strength, in an effort to help students gain meaning through definition, examples, discussions, and exercises. P2 empowers students by acknowledging that the 24 character strengths are already a part of who they are as people. It helps them to realize that each and every one of them already have these strengths. So far, we have already talked about CURIOSITY and TEAMWORK. Ask your child to define these strengths for you, and talk with him/her about how they contribute to success at home and at school.