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MISSION STATEMENT | 3 Skills You Need To Learn (Skill #4)

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NEXT Steps Online Training Academy

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CoD Game Set, Employability Skills, Achievement Domains, Dana Jewel Harris, STEAM Education eGift Cards

60 SKILLS IN 60 DAYS CHALLENGE
3 Skills You Need To Learn To Write A Winning Mission Statement

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Are You Ready To Play?

Welcome to the 60 Skills In 60 Days Community On Demand™ Kickstarter Challenge. With this challenge, we’re going to create 60 videos in 60 days about the employability skills featured in the Community On Demand™ card game. Our goal is to raise $5,000 so we can gift 100 Community On-Demand™ Game Sets to young innovators and entrepreneurs that need a little help turning their ideas into reality.

Today’s challenge is all about the three skills you need to learn to write a winning mission statement.

Do Better. Think BIGGER!

Knowledge Is Power

Those who know how, will always have a job.

Those who know why, will always be their boss.

Those who know what to do, determine the outcome.

The Mission Statement Skill Card

The Mission Statement employability skill card is part of the Workforce Readiness & Personal Branding achievement domain and carries an in-game currency value of ($10) ten dollars. This achievement domain helps learners determine their current state of job readiness and teaches them how to explore local resources that can support their personal and professional goals.

The Mission Statement employability skill card means learners are demonstrating they have measurable plans and ideas for their technical or vocational career, post secondary education, and/or entrepreneurial venture(s).  Following are some videos from our Career Awareness & Exploration playlist to provide real world insight and demonstrates three examples of why having a mission statement is important.

Communicate Your Plans

Having a mission statement gives you a way to communicate your ideal short and/or long term goals to investors, donors, sponsors, supporters, employers, hiring managers, college recruiters, future business partners or anyone you want to work with.  Remember how Andy, in The Devil Wears Prada, suddenly realized she risked losing an amazing opportunity because she didn’t appear to have a career plan or take the impact of the fashion industry seriously?

Write It Down!

Writing your mission statement does a few things.  First, it gives you a way to document and timestamp your idea.  Second, it forces you to map out a strategy on how your going to turn this idea into a real life impact solution.  And third, it helps you develop the best way to clearly communicate your idea with others.  Watch how Diane Keaton’s character in Something’s Gotta Give started writing out her next steps to recovery after a relationship setback that later turned into a best selling novel and stage play.

Present Your Ideas

Once you communicate your ideas and map out a strategy to bring them to life, the next step is to formally present your mission statement to those that are willing to listen and help you implement your plan.  The character Don Draper from Mad Men goes into a meeting with the sole purpose of presenting his sales pitch and growth plan to secure a potential client and new business for his company.

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About Community On Demand™

The Game Set

Community On Demand™ is an awesome card game that uses 63 skill cards to help you map out the skills you need to get things done.  The game set includes:

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Five Achievement Domains

Community On Demand™ was created by Dana Jewel Harris and designed to be a thinking game. It uses these five achievement domains to give you a fun and rewarding way to solve problems during any project or activity that you’re working on so when trouble comes and challenges arise Community On Demand™ can help you quickly assess which skills you have understand which skills you need thoroughly think through the situation and then map out a plan of action to fix it yourself making you your own hero.

Have Fun With Your Philanthropy

Sponsor the Mission Statement STEAM Education eGift card to help young innovators & entrepreneurs learn how to develop a winning plan.

About STEAM Education eGift Cards

STEAM Education eGift cards are electronic gift cards that allow community stakeholders to make program-related investments in the development of a learner’s employability skills.  Each Community On Demand™ skill card has a matching eGift card profile page that lists the service goals, Skillcoin Rewards™ allocations, digital media sharing links and purchase buttons that inform community stakeholders, donors and eGift card purchasers what skills they are investing in and can expect to see demonstrated by the benefacting learner. It also ensured learners can track, measure, issue and display their achievements.

eGfit card sponsorships help strengthen a learner’s financial literacy by helping them understand how to allocate donated funds into designated spending pools.  eGfit card sponsorships help fund the Impact Projects and work-based learning experiences of each learner that plays the Advanced & Ultimate Team Play levels of Community On Demand™.  eGift Card sponsorships are also used to increase the financial literacy of each learner as recipients of eGift card sponsorships must allocate and use the funds according to the Skillcoin Rewards Allocation Chart below:

REWARD

30% of all eGift card sponsorships are allocated to a Student Stipend Fund to provide scholarships, grants, cash stipends and donations.

FUND

40% of all eGift card sponsorships go to our Impact Project Fund to create operating budgets for service-learning projects.

INVEST

30% of all eGift card sponsorships go to our CoD Network Fund to support start-ups, special events and social ventures.

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Our Most Recent Accomplishments

Community On Demand™ has been added as a skills assessment tool for the United Way and Georgia Trade Up Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The United Way’s “Bridge” pre-apprenticeship program, facilitated by Fulton County Schools Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) Work-Based Learning staff, provides access to skilled trades and develops a talent pipeline of 12th grade students eligible for apprenticeships offered by labor unions. It bridges the gap between high school students and careers within the international building trades and construction industry.

Join The Challenge!

If you have and use this skill, tell us how in the comments below so others can learn from you too! Please show your support for our 60 Skills In 60 Days Community On Demand Kickstarter Challenge by subscribing to our YouTube channel, making a pledge, or sponsoring the Mission Statement STEAM Education eGift Card

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