World Character Day 2017!

Thank you to all our partners, community members and schools that participated in World Character Day 2017. In all over 104 groups or individuals registered to show they would be participating. 63 schools, 14 school districts, 17 companies or organizations, and many individuals, universities, and government agencies. Wow!

Throughout the community, we honored our commitment to Shine On! for good character through the year through various activities. A few highlights are noted below. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see more – don’t forget to “like” us!

  • Pasadena Park Elementary in the West Valley School District started their PACE World Character Day with an assembly to share the philosophy of World Character Day and “Bring Character to Light”. The entire school watched the PACE Character Day video as an overview of the program. Once back in their classrooms the students had an opportunity to listen to stories about character read to them by employees of the Spokane County Library District. SCLD partnered with the school for the special character day event.
  • PACE partner Spokane Valley Fire Department celebrated World Character Day with Broadway Elementary. The school kicked off the day with an assembly featuring Fire Chief Collins talking about the importance of character. The students then learned about random acts of kindness. Following the assembly, fire department personnel visited 17 classrooms and read books about character to students. Spokane Valley Ladder 10 also visited students during lunch recess – the crew talked about the importance of character for firefighters and handed out special “Character Matters” bracelets to students.
  • Pioneer School in the Spokane Valley partnered with BECU employees for Character Day. They read stories and played games which focused on the 12 PACE Character Strengths.

SCFD personnel read to students at Broadway Elementary for WCD 2017


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