Positivity Project

The vision of the Positivity Project at Powell 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 by 2022.

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 in 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. 

September 9-15 Other People Matter Mindset
September 16-22 Curiosity
September 23-29 Teamwork/Citizenship 
September 30-October 6 Open-mindedness
October 7-13 Other People Matter Mindset
October 14-20 Integrity
October 21-26 Perspective
October 28-November 3 Creativity
November 4-10 Bravery
November 11-17 Gratitude
November 18-24 Gratitude
November 25-December 1 Other People Matter Mindset
December 2-8 Kindness
December 9-15


December 16-22 Self-Control
December 30-January 5 Wild Card/Make-Up
January 6-12 Perseverance
January 13-19 Hope/Optimism
January 20-26 Prudence
January 27-February 2 Other People Matter Mindset
February 3-9 Social Intelligence
February 10-16 Love
February 17-23 Wild Card/Make-Up
February 24-March 2 Zest/Enthusiasm
March 3-9 Other People Matter Mindset
March 10-16 Love of Learning
March 17-23 Forgiveness
March 24-30 Fairness
March 31-April 6 Humor
April 7-13 Other People Matter Mindset
April 14-20 Wild Card/Make-Up
April 21-27 Appreciation of Beauty
April 28-May 4 Connection/Purpose
May 5-11 Leadership
May 12-17 Other People Matter Mindset