MXC THRIVE Youth Violence Prevention Forum 

November 16, 2019 | Northampton Community Center

 

Sponsored by the City of Hampton

Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, Hampton, Virginia

MXC Thrive Life Skills and Fitness Boot Camp

MXC Thrive took place in July and August 2019. This was Maximizing Character's first grant funded youth violence prevention program thanks to the Hampton City Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities who sponsored the summer camp for male residents ages 11-17. 

The life skills and fitness boot camp featured valuable life skills activities and guest speakers from the Hampton Roads community each Monday evening as well as a fitness component each Saturday led by a certified personal trainer. MXC Thrive activities took place at Fort Monroe Community Center located at the beautiful Fort Monroe, a National Historic Landmark in Hampton, Virginia. ​

2019 Family Learning Project Event at the Virginia Air and Space Center - May 7, 2019

Maximizing Character (MXC) participated in the 13th Annual Family Learning Project (FLP) at the Virginia Air & Space Center. This event, sponsored by Hampton City Public Schools, was an opportunity to connect with children and their families, as well as educators and community partners. 663 attendees participated in this year's FLP! MXC engaged the families by sharing a Keys to Success coloring activity. MXC also shared their character development resources and invited families to join the new walking club!

Peace Paint Party

To culminate National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 8-12, 2019), Maximizing Character hosted a Peace Paint Party on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM. This fun and enlightening event gave youth and families an opportunity to spread peace, not violence through art. 

 

Our friend and guest Artist, New Art by C.J. Epps (https://www.newartbycjepps.com) led the paint party experience!

About the National Youth Violence Prevention Week:
Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is proud to be a founding partner of the National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth Violence. For more information go to http://nationalsave.org/event/national-youth-violence-prevention-week-2/

Community Impact Day - Back to School Event - August 2018

CAMP LAUNCH at The College of William and Mary July 2018

Life Skills

One of the hallmark's of Maximizing Character is teaching essential life skills. MXC was honored to be invited for a second year in a row to facilitate life skills at Camp Launch, a two-week residential program featuring courses in STEM, writing, and  personal development.  

CAMP LAUNCH at The College of William and Mary - July 2017  

PROJECT 1 - Community 

​Youth engage in service projects to facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in community life; develop compassion, responsibility, citizenship and to gain skills in cooperation, teamwork, organizational skills.​ Community Focus and Annual Service Projects include:

 

Character Counts! Week

Character Day

Anti-Bullying Awareness

Adopt-A-US Soldier

Make A Difference Day

Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF)

Homeless Outreach

Annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) WALK

and a host of other 

projects

 

PROJECT 3 - MXC PACERS Walking Club

Our New walking club focuses on the importance of healthy lifestyles. This family friendly event welcomes children and adults of all ages and fitness levels. For details including dates and locations, Go To our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Character2Max/ and click on Events

*MXC PACERS Walking Club Kicks off Saturday, March 24, 2018!

PROJECT 2 - Character Couture

Character Couture is defined as an outward symbol of one’s inward qualities. The term, coined and defined by members of the MC board of directors, also functions as a reminder to maximize one's inner strengths and character values. Since 2015 Maximizing Character has hosted its Annual Character Couture Youth Fashion Show in order to promote good character amongst youth in a fun way. What better way to reach the youth with a worthy cause than by using something that they love...FASHION! This unique annual event features character values, colors, fashion, entertainment, music and lots of fun.

 

Character Couture is also a year-round character education program. Participants learn about important life skills and values during meetings and rehearsals and engage in fun activities like skating and bowling for team building. If you, or someone you know, is interested in modeling, volunteering or donating goods and services to the program or annual fashion show please contact us!

 

CAMP LAUNCH

at 

The College of William & Mary

Community 

​Youth engage in service projects to facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in community life; develop compassion, responsibility, citizenship and to gain skills in cooperation, teamwork, organizational skills.​ Community Focus and Annual Service Projects include:

 

Character Counts! Week

Character Day

Anti-Bullying Awareness

Adopt-A-US Soldier

Make A Difference Day

Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF)

Homeless Outreach

Annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) WALK

and a host of other 

projects

 

MXC PACERS Walking Club

Our New walking club focuses on the importance of healthy lifestyles. This family friendly event welcomes children and adults of all ages and fitness levels. For details including dates and locations, Connect with our Facebook Group page @MXC_Everyday or check back, here on our website. 

*MXC PACERS Walking Club Kicked off Saturday, March 24, 2018!

Character Couture

Character Couture is defined as an outward symbol of one’s inward qualities. The term, coined and defined by members of the MC board of directors, also functions as a reminder to maximize one's inner strengths and character values. Since 2015 Maximizing Character has hosted its Annual Character Couture Youth Fashion Show in order to promote good character amongst youth in a fun way. What better way to reach the youth with a worthy cause than by using something that they love...FASHION! This unique annual event features character values, colors, fashion, entertainment, music and lots of fun.

 

Character Couture is also a year-round character education program. Participants learn about important life skills and values during meetings and rehearsals and engage in fun activities like skating and bowling for team building. If you, or someone you know, is interested in modeling, volunteering or donating goods and services to the program or annual fashion show please contact us!

 

Life Skills

 

Maximizing Character offers life skills courses for personal development in a variety of settings including schools, classrooms, community-based organizations, churches, and universities. The life skills feature Financial Literacy (basic budgeting, checking, saving, investing etc.), Goal-Setting, Self-Management, Healthy Relationships, Job Skills including completing applications and interviewing, and Self-Care. 

 

Maximizing Character is a member of the FDIC Money Smart Alliance, an alliance of organizations committed to teaching and promoting the Money Smart curriculum. 

 

BOOK your LIFE SKILLS sessions TODAY! Contact us at maxcharacter2011@gmail.com

 

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MXC Thrive

MXC Thrive Youth Violence Prevention Forum participants, speakers and volunteers 11/16/19