Monthly Mission: Beyond My Council

Each month this school year, we are bringing you an MASC Monthly Mission. Get inspired, get ideas and get motivated to make your schools awesome.

Each Monthly Mission will feature a blog post detailing how you can incorporate each month’s Mission. You can also download an awesome phone wallpaper to use to remind yourself of the Mission every time you look at your phone.

I was watching a television show the other night and there was a conversation that really stuck with me. The names have been changed and the show is irrelevant, just focus on what is being said.

Mandi: It’s people like you who don’t see people like me.. People like you who don’t see people like me. We don’t exist for you. We exist to do your homework. We exist to build your ego up.. I saved his life today and he still doesn’t see me.

Now let me ask you this: how many kids do we, for some reason or another, not see? We might physically see them because there is a person in front of our eyes, but do we really see them?


The month of October is a big month and there is a lot going on – Breast Cancer Awareness Month, District Meetings, Homecoming, National Pizza Month,  and National Bullying Prevention Month.

A busy month means that you will probably be running on autopilot and that means it will be so much easier to walk by things, or people, without noticing them.

That is why our monthly mission this month is to go “Beyond My Council.” Let me explain.

In August we challenged you to start your school year off in an EPIC way. Last month we challenged you to LIVE OUT LOUD to set the example for others to follow. This month, we are challenging you to step outside your comfort zone and see the kids that you don’t normally see.

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
-Anthony J. D’Angelo

As student leaders, it is our responsibility to see everyone and help them feel welcome. Showing that you care goes a long way in building the kind of community that you want in your school.

Let me tell you just a quick story. During my first year or so of high school, it was hard to find “my place.” I was good at getting good grades, that was my thing. I was incredibly lucky, though, that I had friends in student council who said, “hey, come join us!” And the rest is history, as they say.

The point is that I was lucky there were people who said “join us” and were welcoming. They took a chance on the quiet kid.

This month, get out of your routine of focusing on the people in your council and their interests. Focus on the students you don’t normally pay attention to or the clubs you don’t normally reach. Go to a sporting event you wouldn’t normally go to. Sit at a different lunch table. Learn something about your school that you normally don’t see.

Sometimes, we uncover something that is so awesome and cool. Sometimes, we learn a new way to see the world. And sometimes we just gain a new perspective, like this girl who comes to see the world in an entirely new light.

Our monthly mission this month doesn’t require a lot of effort. But it takes a lot of courage.

This month, ask yourself, “What am I missing?” And then find that answer. You could be surprised at what you find.

Be sure to check back next month for our next Monthly Mission!

Resources Resources – Check out our resources page to learn more about service projects that you can implement in your own school!

“Be the Change Week” – Read about the special week put on by our own Fort Zumwalt East High Student Council on the NASC webpage!

Read more about National Bullying Prevention Month here.

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