Each Sagdrina and Rukia are Social Justice Activists and Educators with intensive expertise supporting leaders to develop their influence via the usage of storytelling and genuine engagement. They began the expertise with a commemoration and acknowledgment of the Muscogee tribe and African American slaves who have been stewards of the land that we occupy. This reflection transitioned right into a dialogue about mission-driven programming, utilizing The Highlander Faculty of Atlanta as a case research.
One of many core ideas of the Highlander Faculty’s mission is that youngsters are “energetic discoverers and constructors of their very own information,” and that “they’ve the fitting….to be part of the decision-making course of.” To satisfy this mission, Rukia talked about how the college should consistently and rigorously mirror on the methods their mission and values are current in every day actions. As an example, when college students encountered an unhoused individual asking for meals, they began to ask questions, and expressed a want to assist improve meals fairness of their group. Educators allowed the scholars to take the lead, and they also made bowls for unhoused folks to eat from, and so they impressed the creation of a group backyard accessible to everybody in want. This is only one instance of how tales can mirror and talk the values and missions of a corporation in significant, tangible methods.