What Is MYMOM?
MAKE YOUR MARK ON MADISON is a semester long leadership program focusing on helping Freshmen and Sophomore students find their place for authentic involvement at JMU, by providing insight into values, diversity, communication, and general leadership skills necessary for positive involvement on campus. It is offered only in the fall semester. Close interaction with upper class small group facilitators and peers are just some of the benefits of participation! It is the goal of the program to help you connect with people and activities that meet your hopes, values and expectations during your time here and allow you to “Make Your Mark” at JMU.
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What is the purpose of the MYMOM program?
The purpose of the MYMOM program is to gain insight into your own personal values, leadership styles, facilitation techniques, and decision-making through a semester long leadership program (fall semester). MYMOM is designed to be a springboard into authentic involvement at JMU.
How is MYMOM different from Kijiji?
Let’s start with MYMOM:
Make Your Mark On Madison is a semester long leadership program focusing on helping Freshmen and Sophomore students find their place for authentic involvement at JMU. By providing programs for participants that help you gain insight into values, diversity, communication, and general leadership skills necessary for positive involvement on campus, it is our hope you will go out and live these ideals in your involvement on campus. MYMOM is offered only in the fall semester. Every participant is assigned to a Leadership Council, led by two upper-class facilitators with a wide range of experience and involvement on campus, as well as a lot of training for this position!
It is the goal of the program to help you connect with people and activities on campus that assist you in developing and finding your ideal involvement during your time here and allow you to “Make Your Mark” at JMU. MYMOM meets every Monday night from 7-9pm, beginning Sept. 26th, through the week before finals. The first hour is a formal program, followed by time spent in your “council” reflecting and discussing the program from that evening.
Now, about Kijiji:
It’s a three-year program that meets once a week during both the fall and spring semesters. Each week there will be a “knock-your-socks-off” learning experience to help students become more familiar with who they are, what their passions are, and how they can be a citizen of influence. Focusing first on being a leader of one – themselves – students will then learn effective interpersonal skills for building teams and getting others involved. They’ll also learn and apply core leadership skills and experience opportunities to solve real-world problems both on the JMU campus and in the surrounding communities.. Kijiji program involvement begins with Sophomore students.
Who can be involved in the Program?
Any freshman or sophomore student who is looking to enhance their JMU experience through extracurricular involvement can apply to be part of the program. The program is also open to juniors or seniors looking for an excellent leadership opportunity to mentor an underclassmen council.
When are the meetings?
Participants meet every Monday night from 7:00PM-9:00PM in the Highlands Room in Festival, beginning in the end of September and ending with a final banquet early December before finals week. Attendance on Monday evenings is a requirement of the program.