Character Day is an annual day that unites millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to develop and deepen their character (strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, social responsibility, and leadership). Why? Because character development leads not only to school and career success, but also to stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world.

In 2018, over 4 million people across 200,000 groups in 125 countries and all 50 states participated in Character Day.

This year, Character Day focuses on how we can use technology to enable (not disable) our lives.

September 27-28, 2019

HOW IT WORKS

WE PROVIDE (FOR FREE):
– Award-winning suite of engaging short films by Emmy-nominated filmmakers, including The Making of a Mensch and new films
– Hands-on discussion kits with posters and discussion materials for all ages
– Access to year-round character, digital well-being, and Shabbat programs provided by highly-vetted partners

– Robust resource hub with over 5,000 curated and sortable resources
– All-day Global Live Stream featuring scientists, authors, artists, and other acclaimed character development and SEL experts
– Opportunity to be part of a Global Technology Shabbat movement

YOU CREATE AN EVENT THAT WORKS FOR YOU: Any size. Anywhere in the world. Signing up takes three minutes.

Sign up for Character Day

WHY PARTICIPATE?

We partnered with ImpactED at the Fels Institute of Government at UPENN to evaluate the qualitative impact of Character Day on individuals and institutions who participate. Below are some highlights.

– 93% of Character Day hosts reported participating in Character Day increased their *personal* intention to develop character.
– 80% reported participating increased their *institution’s* support of character development.
– 96% reported positive experiences and intention to continue participating in Character Day.
– 100% reported they wanted more: more ways to engage, more content, and more resources, year-round. This year’s plans speak directly to this request.

Read the full report and three case studies here.

HOW IT WORKS

WE PROVIDE (FOR FREE):
– Award-winning suite of engaging short films by Emmy-nominated filmmakers, including The Making of a Mensch and new films
– Hands-on discussion kits with posters and discussion materials for all ages
– Access to year-round character, digital well-being, and Shabbat programs provided by highly-vetted partners

– Robust resource hub with over 5,000 curated and sortable resources
– All-day Global Live Stream featuring scientists, authors, artists, and other acclaimed character development and SEL experts
– Opportunity to be part of a Global Technology Shabbat movement

YOU CREATE AN EVENT THAT WORKS FOR YOU: Any size. Anywhere in the world. Signing up takes three minutes.

Sign up for Character Day

WHY PARTICIPATE?

We partnered with ImpactED at the Fels Institute of Government at UPENN to evaluate the qualitative impact of Character Day on individuals and institutions who participate. Below are some highlights.

– 93% of Character Day hosts reported participating in Character Day increased their *personal* intention to develop character.
– 80% reported participating increased their *institution’s* support of character development.
– 96% reported positive experiences and intention to continue participating in Character Day.
– 100% reported they wanted more: more ways to engage, more content, and more resources, year-round. This year’s plans speak directly to this request.

Read the full report and three case studies here.

THE FILMS

Kick off your Character Day event with our award-winning short films. All films have accompanying discussion materials and are translated into several languages. Stay tuned for new films to premiere 2019!