Cheltenham School District encourages staff, students and families to observe Character Day on Friday, Sept. 27. An annual event, Character Day unites millions in schools, companies and homes to develop and deepen character strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude and leadership.
Character development is important because it leads to school and career success and stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world. Last year, more than 4 million people across 200,000 groups in 125 countries and all 50 states participated in Character Day. This year’s Character Day focuses on the relationship between character and technology. How does technology enhance our character development? How does turning off the screens enhance our character?