The Periclean class of 2016 has decided on our mission statement. It was a process but with some collaboration it ended up working out very smoothly. To begin with we decided on a small committee to lead the mission statement writing, that committee was composed of Drew and I. To begin with Drew and I sat down and talked about all the things that we thought were important to include in our mission statement. The list ended up being this…
- Lasting Sustainable Change
- -Build partnering relationships with each other, Honduran people, (local community?)
- -Advocacy (either Honduran people) (or for the issue that we chose to focus on)
- -Create the lasting sustainable change
- -Inspire other people to be interested in service/ civil engagement…. involvement in the future
We then came up with our preliminary mission statement, which included the list that we had made. We presented it to the class and let them ask questions. After answering questions and comments we asked the class to partner up and write down what they would like to change or have included in the mission statement. The list that we came up with from all of their suggestions was this….
- -Pan Periclean
- -Adding whom we are going to partner with
- -Adding what our field of focus is
- -Interpersonal growth
We took our classmates ideas into consideration and then we reworded and did some finial changes on our mission statement and presented it to the class again. We had some discussion about if we wanted to include our in our mission statement a commitment to the local community. In the end we decide that if community involvement becomes a bigger part of out class in the future we will add it to our mission statement. We also talked about how once we decide our place of focus and our project then we will change our mission statement to reflect our goals in that community and project. Then we finished with some slight rewording.
Our final mission statement as of Fall 2013 stands as such-
Our mission as the Periclean Scholars class of 2016 is to make a positive, lasting and sustainable change in the Honduran community that we choose to take part in. By becoming advocates for and partners with a Honduran community as well as continuing to participate in our field of focus, we will inspire others to become involved in creating positive change and furthering the Periclean Scholars program in the future.