The Mitty Advocacy Project (MAP) is officially starting for the 2009-2010 school year! Thanks to Mr. Robinson, Mr. Steve Scott and the administration for supporting this new project.
What is MAP? Simply, MAP is making an official Mitty leadership program based on the advocacy work you have already been doing.
Imagine This! A work station in Campus Ministry with updates and news, meetings typing letters, forming petitions, and developing strategies on how to help the less fortunate.
Cutting Edge Communication we’re establishing online networks, newsletters, connecting Campus Ministry, social justice immersion trips, Bay Area high schools, then schools throughout California.
Leadership Development is what makes this program great. At some point in your life you’re going to have to weigh in with all you have. There will be something, someday that without a strength and resistance will blow everything over in its path. Your involvement in The Mitty Advocacy Project will prepare and train you to communicate and develop relationships with lawmakers, develop public awareness, and how to negotiate and manage difference in opinion.
You Choose! The main purpose of The Mitty Advocacy Project is to work to help people who are suffering from social injustices (e.g. poverty, criminal justice, immigration, and/or health care) that are preventable and repairable. So which issues rise to the top for you? Which area/issue needs immediate attention? You get to choose your focus area.
Pragmatism. [def. Philosophy an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.] Every minute you work, every idea you imagine, has to hit your target like an arrow. Otherwise, what is it?