LIVE HAPPY OFFERS 20 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WORLD POSITIVE EDUCATION ACCELERATOR
Live Happy, presenting sponsor of the 2018 World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA), will be offering 20 scholarships to students ages 15 through 21 with an interest in education, psychology and public policy. Since its inception, Live Happy has been committed to helping people live purpose-filled, healthy lives and has been a strong partner in the positive education movement.
Positive education was founded in 2008 based on the work of Martin Seligman, Ph.D., a founding member of positive psychology. The concept evolved from recognizing the need for educators, parents and social scientists to better prepare young people with the life skills for success. Positive education advocates teaching well-being and character skills such as empathy, open-mindedness, critical thinking, learned optimism, mindfulness and resilience, so the next generation of global citizens will be equipped with the tools to thrive.
“It is so important to have student voices participating in this year’s event,” says Live Happy Co-Founder and CEO Deborah K. Heisz, who will deliver the opening statement at this year’s summit. “If we want to make meaningful change through the Appreciative Inquiry process at WPEA, engaging with students will be a critical part of the long-term success of the endeavor.”
The World Positive Education Accelerator: 2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit will be held June 25–28, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, and will bring together more than 1,500 innovators in education, psychology and business to further the impact of the positive education movement. Through partnerships with London-based International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and Champlain College’s David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, this global event—the first of its kind—will build on IPEN’s second Festival of Positive Education with the facilitative methodology of Appreciative Inquiry.
Students interested in applying for scholarships, which cover the WPEA’s $650 student ticket price, should complete the short application at livehappy.com/wpeascholarships. While event registration is included in the scholarship, travel, lodging and incidental expenses are not. Applications must be completed by May 15, 2018. Those receiving scholarships will be notified no later than June 1, 2018.
ABOUT LIVE HAPPY
Live Happy is dedicated to promoting and sharing authentic happiness, inspiring people to live purpose-filled, healthy, meaningful lives. Founded in 2013, Live Happy is a multimedia company including a website, podcast, products and national newsstand magazine with a mission to help all people in their pursuit of a timeless quest: Living a happy life. Live Happy celebrates and shares the innovative research of positive psychologists and their colleagues to address meaningful correlations between positive emotions, health and fulfillment.