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At Maximizing Character, good character is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.



Maximizing Character is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching character values and life skills to youth in order for them to maximize good character and their potential. Maximizing Character aims to help youth to use their character strengths in their daily lives by learning to think and act with respect for themselves and others.



Bringing Change

Maximizing Character is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

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Spreading the Good

With this initiative, Maximizing Character's goal is to promote good character. Utilizing evidence based character education programs, our members and youth ambassadors partner with parents, teachers and community leaders to teach good citizenship, honesty, self-control, kindness and other values that promote productive, safe and healthy individuals and communities. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


Helping The Community

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to help find solutions for community challenges. Whether we are organizing food donations, partnering with other nonprofits with homeless outreach, or hosting youth-violence prevention and health and wellness activities, Maximizing Character is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to these causes.


Keys to Success

Maximizing Character is dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing youth development. By authentically connecting with youth, partnering with parents and educators, and teaching relevant, essential life skills, we empower youth to use their talents, knowledge, skills and abilities to the fullest. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent van Gogh

Upcoming Events
Game Night
Sat, Feb 29
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
Feb 29, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News, VA 23601, USA
Game On! Join Maximizing Character in an evening of friendly competition with board games and interactive group activities. There will be refreshments.
Monthly Youth Activity - TBD
Sat, Mar 14
Mar 14, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hampton, Virginia
Join Us
MXC Walking Club
Sat, Mar 28
Riverview Farm Park
Mar 28, 8:30 AM
Riverview Farm Park, Riverview Pkwy, Newport News, VA 23602, USA
Don't Miss Out! Walk it Out!
National Youth Violence Prevention Week - March 30-April 3, 2020
Mon, Mar 30
Newport News, Virginia
Mar 30, 10:00 AM – Apr 03, 5:00 PM
Newport News, Virginia
Raise awareness on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.


Hampton Roads, Virginia