Top character strengths of 2022 Hidden Heroes Champions

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The PACE Foundation is pleased to announce twelve champions of the Character Day Bahamas Hidden Heroes 2022 campaign. Nominees hailed from eight islands – Abaco, Andros, Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Long Island, and New Providence. Recognized for their contributions to their community, there were students, educators, community builders, a physician, a disability advocate, coaches, and for the first time, a corporate Hidden Hero was selected.

“It’s always great to discover who the Hidden Heroes are in our communities,” said Sonia Brown, president of the PACE Foundation that runs the Character Day Bahamas program.

“Moving out of the pandemic, it was encouraging to see that the pre-dominant character strengths were “kindness” and “leadership.” People have endured incredible hardships since Spring 2020, and for many, it remains the same. So, it’s wonderful when we focus on positivity.”

Social responsibility, creativity and humility were other popular character strengths. The VIA Institute states, “Character strengths are the positive parts of your personality that make us feel authentic and engaged. We possess all 24-character strengths in different degrees, giving us a unique character strengths profile. Research shows that understanding and applying our strengths can help (for example) to boost confidence.” (Source VIAcharacter.org).