Character Playbook is an NFL and United Way-sponsored program that teaches middle school students about cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships in the game, in the classroom, and in our everyday lives.
This week, Michael Banks, Managing Director of Career Pathways, led a Character Playbook LIVE chat with 150 students from local schools. The live-streamed event featured insights from special guests Sean Landeta, former Philadelphia Eagles player and Gabriela Bren, Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader, and a student-led Q&A session around the benefits of character education and the lessons learned from the Character Playbook program.
You can watch the full event on United Way's YouTube Channel @PhillySJUnited:
Since 2016, Character Playbook has reached more than 1,000,000 students in over 12,000 schools across the county. The program teaches students, teachers, and districts real-world skills about healthy relationships, conflict resolution and managing emotions. Schools that teach character education report higher academic performance, improved attendance, reduced violence, fewer disciplinary issues, reduction in substance abuse, and less vandalism.