Character Day Essentials

At the P.A.C.E Foundation, part of our mission is to empower teenagers to make good decisions.  We know that character education plays a significant role in helping people of all ages in their decision making and this is why we are excited to bring the global Character Day movement to the Bahamas!


What is Character Day?
Most of us are familiar with the attributes of good character.  They include values like doing your best and never giving up or grit, and finding the bright side of every situation or optimism.  While many of these traits are considered traditional elements of Bahamian culture, they are traits that are heralded the world over.  Scientists are now documenting the importance of character building in all aspects of our lives and artists are creating fun ways to share these lessons. Put it all together and you have Character Day!


How can I participate in Character Day?
It’s easy.  All you have to do is register on-line, and be willing to celebrate Character Day on September 13th, 2017, with your school, workplace, church, charity and or family. Contact us at characterdaybahamas242@gmail.com to REGISTER and to participate in a Character Day workshop this August. At the workshop, we will provide you with everything you need including information, tips and materials to turn you into a Character Day Champion! 
Join in the fun by telling us what good character means to you!

 Character Day Fact Sheet

In 2016, the PACE Foundation, Bahamas AIDS Foundation, Lyford Cay Foundation’s FOCUS, Sandals Foundation, The FTBL Charitable Foundation and Commonwealth Bank partnered to launch Character Day in The Bahamas. Character Day is an international project led by the Emmy-nominated studio, Let It Ripple.
We invite schools, business, churches, civic groups, non-profit organizations, families and individuals to join us on September 13, 2017 for the 2nd annual Character Day Bahamas celebration.

Be a part of this global conversation about the importance of developing and improving character. This event is devoted to developing who we are, and who we want to be!


 

Why Character Day? 
Character, the distinguishing mental and moral qualities built into a person’s life, is the most valuable aspect of our personhood. Studies have shown that intentional development of character and focus on social and emotional learning leads to improvement in academic performance, sense of self, behaviour, and relationships.

Character, the distinguishing mental and moral qualities built into a person’s life, is the most valuable aspect of our personhood. Studies have shown that intentional development of character and focus on social and emotional learning leads to improvement in academic performance, sense of self, behaviour, and relationships.

Character Day films and activities generate conversation on 24-character traits, grouped into 6 categories on the Periodic Table of Character Strengths. Events are intrinsically linked to the five key competencies of social and emotional learning - self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Character influences individual success and impacts the way in which our society functions. It therefore important for us to ask ourselves who we are, and who we want to be in this ever-changing world.
What do people do on Character Day? 

Your event can look and feel any way you like and occur at any time on September 13th. Many organizations view newly released films, have small group discussions, and participate in activities from the free Character Day resource kit.
Will I get help to prepare for Character Day?

Our August workshops are designed to provide training on character education. Participants will hear from Bahamian speakers with expertise in one or more areas of character development and education, view and discuss the Science of Character, engage with Character Day Producer Makenzie Darling, participate in cafe style conversation sessions and walk away with a plan for their Character day event.


How can I learn more? 
Participate in a workshop or host a member of our organizing team at an upcoming meeting.
Explore the website at www.characterday.org and the Character Day Bahamas webpage on the PACE Foundation website.

Contact us at: characterdaybahamas242@gmail.com