Mission statements help us to know who we are and what we stand for. Businesses and districts have mission statements that let their clients and community know about their focus and goals. See the companies below and ask your child what each business values based on the mission statement.
- Disney: To entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds, and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company.
- Uber: We ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion.
- Build A Bear: to bring the Teddy Bear to life.
- Google: To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
- Play Doh: To spark children’s imaginations and inspire creativity in their lives.
- Kickstarter: To help bring creative projects to life.
Look up your child’s school mission statement. What values do you recognize in the mission statement? Do you have a family mission statement? If not, it is time to create one. Include your child in developing the family mission statement.
- In life, our family values most…
- We show this by…
Now turn this into a sentence that makes sense and captures the essence of your mission. Then post it on the fridge and discuss it throughout the coming weeks. Share the mission with visitors and highlight when you see your children acting in a way that supports the mission.