Positivity Project

What is the Positivity Project? 

The Positivity Project seeks to "empower America's youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves." 

Why relationships? Because they are the cornerstone of health, happiness, and resilience…and (according to experts) many jobs of the future. The Positivity Project developed a strategy that schools use to inspire positive relationships (student-to-student and student-to-teacher) and cultivate a school-wide #PositivityInAction.

P2 for Families

Make sure to all sign up for P2 Resources for Families. You’ll find 1 quote,1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week.


Students learn about 3-4 new character strengths per month.  Families are encouraged to use the Character Cards to gain a better understanding of each strength, along with the definitions and language being used at school to teach their child about the strength. 

The vision of the Positivity Project at Willow Springs Elementary  is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.” The Positivity Project aims to reach 2,000 schools and 1 million students nationwide.

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 on the tenets of Positive Psychology.

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.

What is the Positivity Project

Positivity Project Website


Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.




Bravery You act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.



Creativity You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.



Curiosity You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.



Enthusiasm You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.



Fairness You believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.



Forgiveness You forgive those who have done wrong. You accept that people make mistakes.



Gratitude You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.



Humility You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.



Humor You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.



Integrity You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.



Kindness You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.



Leadership You value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.



Love You value close relationships with others and being close to people.



Love of Learning You master new skills and topics on your own or in school.



Open-Mindedness You like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.



Optimism You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.



Perseverance You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.



Perspective You appreciate that people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.



Prudence You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.



Purpose You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.



Self-Control You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.



Social Intelligence You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.



Teamwork You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.