NFL Character Playbook

NFL Character Playbook

Bullying, cyber-bulling and teen-dating violence threaten our children every day.  In fact, 62 percent of teachers across America report bullying in the past month - but adults don't always see it.  To keep today's youth safe from harm, we need to better equip them with the knowledge they need to recognize it and prevent it from happening in the first place.

It starts with education.  Experts say that social and emotional learning programs improve student academic performance by 83 percent.  And a reported 70 percent of parents want their children to be taught about healthy relationships before age 13.  Committed to youth sucess, United Way of Kenosha County is fighting to educate kids, prepare them for good jobs, and keep them healthy and safe as they build their futures.

That's why United Way and the National Football League (NFL) launched Character Playbook, a digital, interactive education program that teaches middle school children in the U.S. how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships, make good decisions and step in when they see questionable activity.  Our Character Playbook curriculum was endorsed by experts in social and emotional learning, as well as relationship-building, and teaches youth how to:

  • Think more about what's influencing them

  • Better understand and manage their emotions

  • Communicate more effectively

  • Resolve conflicts

  • Step in to stop negative behavior

  • Make good decisions

To date, more than 70,000 students across the nation are using Character Playbook as a tool for personal development.  United Way of Kenosha County is working to bring this to our community.  For more information, please contact us at unitedway@kenoshaunitedway.org or call 262-658-4104.