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DoRight Leadership Corps

Value and Benefits for Stakeholder Groups

A key strength of DoRight Leadership Corps lies in its ability to add value for multiple sectors of society in a single self-sustaining program.   Value points from the point of view of these stakeholder groups are listed below. Many overlap significantly.

SPECIAL DISCUSSION: FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL--How DoRight addresses specific issues and challenges of middle school age students.

FOR STUDENTS . . .

  • A fun and social context to do something meaningful and actually make a difference (motivational)
  • Enhanced respect from adults in all sectors
  • Enhanced self confidence in their ideas and ability to influence the adult world (read Testimonials)
  • Knowledge and experience that can actually put money in their pocket:   economics, entrepreneurialism, professionalism, interpersonal skills, marketing and sales
  • Inspiration for the future and leadership empowerment to be an active force for positive change
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills
  • Powerful resume building experience for college applications and/or future employment

FOR SCHOOLS . . .

  • Purposeful, active, and invested connection with local citizens, parents and local businesses
  • Enhanced perception by the community that schools add value directly, in concrete measurable ways, to the community beyond just benefiting students and their parents
  • Enhanced student engagement and achievement
  • Improved performance on standardized tests
  • A more creative, passionate, productive and empowered student body and school culture
  • Enhanced school image, stature, and publicity opportunities

FOR PARENTS . . .

  • Enhanced youth interest, skill, and knowledge in entrepreneurialism and economics
  • Resume building and increased employability of youth
  • Expanded career interests, options and opportunities
  • Ethical and character development and enhanced sense of purpose, direction and social responsibility
  • Increased confidence, skill and knowledge base in practical real world contexts
  • Leadership development of youth

FOR BUSINESSES. . .

  • Free (or very low cost) assistance in reducing costs and raising profit
  • An education in sustainability--the interconnections between the economy, the environment, markets, costs and profits.
  • Business image enhancement that can translate into sales--"green" is "in"
  • A greater number of business savvy, professional, and experienced applicants for employment
  • Economic security through the creation of an enhanced network of independent businesses who support each other
  • Publicity opportunities

FOR COMMUNITY, SOCIETY, AMERICA, AND PLANET EARTH . . .

  • Engagement of youth in the political process--a strengthened American democracy
  • More responsive, local economies that benefit local citizens
  • Raising the deficit of environmental literacy in America (Roper study) and the awareness of the state of the world , sustainability issues (interrelationships between ecosystems, social systems, consumption and future projections) and solutions
  • A more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future

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