On Thursday, September 22, along with 96 countries across the globe and all 50 states, The Governor’s Academy took part in Character Day 2016. 70,000 Character Day events were held globally yesterday.
Character Day was created in 2014. The global movement brings together people from all over the world to watch films on character development and utilize resources that ask: what makes us human? The day centers around a conversation about the importance of strengthening our character.
The Govs student body met in the Wilkie Center to hear what character meant to some of our faculty and students, then students watched a video on character. After that, students broke off into smaller groups with faculty to talk about character. Activities included identifying character strengths and recognizing character traits that we wished to improve on.
To learn more about Character Day, you can visit the website here.