A Commitment to Character
To celebrate Character Day 2018 last September, CharacterStrong put a focus on putting Character Into Action. In fact, that is our organization’s mission: to put a focus and emphasis on strengthening the “character muscles” of our students and staff in our schools and communities.
We want to celebrate and honor schools (K-12) that are working to bring the 8 Essentials (Patience, Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Humility, and Commitment) to life by awarding eight schools with a $1,000 scholarship to be used to enhance or build a project that puts character into action and makes a difference. We want to support your dreams and ideas on how to effectively build social-emotional skills, develop character, and teach the Whole Child.
Examples of a project a school might submit:
An intentional plan for getting multiple students and groups to collectively greet at the door all year with the scholarship going to purchase speakers to bring energy each day through music.
An intentional new idea on how to welcome the new incoming students to your school with the scholarship going to support giving every student a spirit gear item from your school so that everyone can participate in school wide spirit days.
An intentional plan to build a feature wall that will highlight students in your building for character accomplishments and a system to highlight individuals who for character choices they make on a daily basis.
The deadline to submit your school’s application is Friday, May 31st, 2019. There is no limit to how many applications a school submits. Submissions can come from any staff member or student that attended the school during this 2018-2019 school year.
8 schools will be selected by our team based on the uniqueness of the described project, how intentional the project is, and a clear articulation of how Character will be put into action through the 8 Essentials.
Thursday, April 24th - Application Opens
Friday, May 31st - Final Submissions Due
First week of September - Winners Announced