The enthusiasm, participation and size of #CharacterDay2016 was incredibly beautiful and inspiring. Over 90,000 events in 124 countries and all 50 states all watching films on character development, having great discussions on who we are and who we want to be in the world and tapping into the this larger global conversation.
We loved seeing all the photos and videos of events happening all across the globe, reading the stream of conversation online flow in and ripple out in so many directions.
Thank you to everyone who participated in any way!
Launched for #CharacterDay2016, we are so excited about this resource hub that brings together over 5000 carefully curated resources to develop character. Search by character strength (curiosity, grit, humor, gratitude, etc), type of resource (book, film, website, lesson plan, ec), and age range.
From one of the first Character Day events in New Zealand at Bay Cluster Schools to Mexico City where Tecmilenio University linked 4,000 students in 25 different campuses for screenings, to screenings at MIT’s Astrophysics Department to Park Elementary School in my hometown of Mill Valley to a 6word memoir context on what is character.
Over the 24 hour time period, we had 25 amazing experts for our Global LiveCast, which unified all the thousands of screenings around the world. You can watch all the video conversations now online-they run 20 minutes each.
Click on any below to hear the talk and be lead to the others.
Throughout the day, #CharacterDay2016 was trending on Twitter and Facebook! We had some amazing posts about #CharacterDay2016 and our campaign to have people give a shout out to people whose character strengths they admire
Next year’s World Character Day is set for Sept 13, 2017
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As the day came to an end, at our Character Day Headquarters in SF, our team was moved by this song. It played on every radio station in the Bahamas written for Character Day by the P.A.C.E. Foundation. You can listen to the song here.