On September 26, all MUS students and faculty participated in Character Day. SDJA joined 200,000 other organizations, including 15,000 schools, to pause and consider character strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, creativity, and leadership.
In its fifth year, Character Day is the brainchild of film maker Tiffany Shlain and her team at the non-profit organization – Let It Ripple. The idea of an international character day was born out of the challenge of how to engage the global community in a dialogue concerning character. Utilizing the power of technology coupled with the tenets of behavioral science, Character Day was born.
Over the past few years the MUS gathered on this day to view Tiffany Shlain’s films – The Making of A Mensch, 30,000 Days, and The Science of Character in addition to small group discussions. This year we reimagined our participation and challenged our students to take action. Both middle and high were presented with a character day challenge, which held the theme of “helping others”. In light of all that is occurring across the world, lending a hand and helping others is the way forward.