APPLY TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN MAKE YOUR MARK ON MADISON (MYMOM)!
What is MYMOM, you may ask?
Quite simply put, MYMOM is a semester-long leadership development program where participants recognize their capacity to be leaders and make strides to get involved and make their own mark on JMU’s campus. The three main pillars of MYMOM are (1) sense of belonging, (2) self-awareness and (3) self-authorship.
So what does this look like for participants?
The program takes place on Monday nights from 7-9:15 with various activities included in this time. There will be an external speaker to begin each session followed by council time led by fellow JMU students, typically upperclassmen. In this council time, you will meet with a smaller group of about 8-12 students and participate in activities and deeper discussions. MYMOM takes a topical approach and will focus on a different facet of leadership each week (i.e. diversity, personal values, how others perceive you, etc.).
What can I get out of it?
This program has time-and-time again helped participants build community, find meaningful involvement and heighten confidence & self-awareness. Additionally, most participants use MYMOM as a springboard to get involved in other areas on campus and truly make their mark. Having MYMOM on your resume will set you apart as it shows that you took initiative and truly invested in yourself to become a better leader and better person as a whole.
What does the process look like moving forward?
This semester, we are deciding to have a rolling application which means there isn’t a hard deadline. We will be accepting applications until the beginning of next semester. Once you apply, we will review your application and decide whether or not we would like you to move on in the application process. This could be asking you to participate in an interview or just asking you to fill out supplemental questions, but all communication will be through the email you give us in your application, so make sure to check it!
Expectations, Requirements and Commitments:
- Attend dinner with your council from 6-7 PM (strongly encouraged)
- Attend every Monday night session in the fall from 7-9:15 PM
- Attend MYMOM retreat on October 5th from 9 AM-4 PM – (lunch provided)
- Be actively engaged during every Monday night session in both the large group setting and your council time.
- Come with an open mind and be ready to learn!
Applications are due September 9th by 5:00 PM!
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.