Our action plan is based on the 3 D’s: Discover. Develop. Dream.
Discover: We want to help students discover who they are by providing a biblical framework based on truth. We will help students discover their gifting, talents and strengths through leadership/strength assessments, observation and providing opportunities to discover new areas of interest.
Develop: Every follower is a leader to someone else. We believe that there are some fundamental leadership principles that every student needs to learn in order to be successful and God-honoring with his or her life. Leaders should always be learners both individually and within a community. We plan to help students develop in their gifting and leadership skills in the following ways.
- Meetings: Twice a month students will meet with adult leaders who will guide students through a series of team building exercises as well as a discussion on a leadership/biblical principle. Students will have the opportunity to grow in community by learning how to work together as a team, respect others and value the differences among their peers.
- Mentoring: We will match each student up with a positive role model who will provide consistent time and mentoring at least twice a month. If possible, we will try to match a student up with a mentor in his/her area of interest (i.e. Student interested in sports with a former athlete or coach, student interested in music with a musician.) reports on time spent with student and answer a series of questions to help us identify the progress/growth in each student.
- Service Projects: Once a month students will practice servant leadership by participating in a service project in their local community. The focus of this time is on unity as a group and the importance of giving back to their community.
Dream: The heart beat of The Dream Campaign is to meet students where they are and give them tools and opportunities to dream for their future. The ground floor of the dream principle is to plant a seed of hope, that is, something they hope for, in fact, happens. In surveying middle and high school students, we discovered that many of them have not experienced simple childhood things: (i.e. learning to ride a bike, going fishing, bowling, attending a baseball game). Through the interview process, we will identify at least one positive childhood experience that we can make come true. In fulfilling a simple dream, we can plant the seed of hope for future bigger dreams.