We were so excited to hear that this year’s theme is:
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARACTER
What’s the relationship between character development and screen use? When and how does technology enhance our character development? When and how does turning off technology enhance our character?
Character Day is an annual event that brings together millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to engage in character development (empathy, grit, gratitude, leadership), which, science proves, leads not only to school and career success, but also to stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world.
When is it happening this year?
September 27th- 28th, 2019
DAY 1 (Friday) Millions of people in schools, companies, and other institutions host Character Day events, using films, discussion materials, and the Global Live Stream featuring live events and speakers from all different fields. Day ends in global unplug, commitment to turning off screens for 24 hours.
DAY 2 (Friday night through Saturday): People around the globe gather as families and friends to unplug, to reconnect to each other and nature, to go back in time before smartphones and screens.
- Award-winning short films
- Discussion kits and online materials
- Robust hub of online resources
- A Global LiveCast Q&A featuring prominent leaders throughout the day
- A global conversation that you can tap into from anywhere, for free
Is it just once a year?
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING
We are partnering with highly-vetted acclaimed partners to provide participants access to year-round character development curriculum / professional programs in schools and companies.
THE FILMS access them here: CharacterDay.org
Kick off your Character Day event with one or all of our award-winning short films about character through different lenses (the social and neuroscience behind character development – The Science of Character; a deep dive into the skills we need to flourish in the 21st century – The Adaptable Mind; the science of character through a Jewish lens – The Making of a Mensch; the 3,000 year history of humans thinking about character, meaning, and purpose – 30,000 Days; and a feature film that sparked this whole initiative – Connected. All films have suggested age ranges and are translated into several languages.
FOR ALL OF THE CHALLENGES CLICK HERE:
Are you in?