What's Happening in Character?

Every Day is Character Day

Posted by Rebecca Sipos on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:09 PM

Last week we celebrated Character Day along with 90,000 organizations in 124 countries around the world. It has been exciting to watch the exponential growth of Character Day in just three years. Clearly there is interest in the idea of character and momentum is building.

In Tiffany Schlain’s Character Day movie “The Science of Character,” she inserts this quote that she attributes to Frank Outlaw. “ Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Character is everything.”
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Everything You Need to Know about Character Day

Posted by Sora Wondra on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 09:09 AM

What is Character Day?

Character Day is tomorrow, Thursday, September 22. The beauty of it is that it can be whatever you want it to be! It is the day to have conversations about character, to hold an event or kick off a new initiative. It’s a great day to connect with others in your community to learn about their commitment to character. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to use the Character Day films and discussions as a powerful catalyst for reflection.

While we believe that every day is Character Day, it’s nice to set this day aside to spread the message to a new group or to focus in and begin a longer-term conversation. Part of the beauty of Character Day is you can develop an event around just about anything related to character. In fact, this year, Character.org D.C. staff decided we wished we knew our neighbors better, so we’re holding an open house on Character Day to get to know one another.

While we always like flexible approaches, maybe you’re looking to learn more specifics about Character Day and get some ideas for how to celebrate.

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How Is Your Community Celebrating Character Day?

Posted by Rebecca Bauer on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

Throughout September, our blog has focused on engaging parents, families and the community at large in your school’s character education efforts. While consistent involvement throughout the year is important, as our resource roundup suggests, holding school-wide events can be a great way to build connections and create a sense of unity.

Your school may already engage the community in typical events like Back to School night, choral & band concerts and sports games, but do you have a community event dedicated specifically to character? Consider participating in Character Day 2015, as way to show your commitment to character.

What exactly is Character Day?

Watch Let It Ripple’s video to find out:

Character Day - September 18, 2015 from The Moxie Institute on Vimeo.

How can I participate?

There are many ways to get involved in Character Day. Decide what works best for you!

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