In 2008, a group of Mitty Juniors and Seniors passionate about finding solutions to social injustices they witnessed on their immersion trips approached their Religious Studies teachers for guidance. With support from the school, this small group attended Catholic Lobby Day in Sacramento as Mitty's delegation.
THIS GROUP BECAME THE
MITTY ADVOCACY PROJECT
From a modest beginning, our co-ed membership has grown from 12 to over 150 members and our advocacy initiatives have expanded to encompass legislative advocacy, grassroots action, and community education.
At the request of the California Catholic Conference, MAP creates the Catholic Youth Advocacy Network and launches the annual Catholic Youth Advocacy Day in Sacramento.
MAP is selected to deliver a mainstage keynote speech at the annual Ignatian Fellowship Teach-In for Justice, Washington DC: Organizing a Catholic Youth Advocacy Day in Your State. MAP is also chosen to deliver a conference workshop: Creating an Effective Advocacy Program on Campus.
MAP is selected to deliver a conference workshop at the annual Ignatian Fellowship Teach-In for Justice, Washington D.C.: A Catholic Community Responds to Human Trafficking: Super Bowl 2016.
MAP creates MAPx, a project team that focuses on supporting student response to injustices that arise during the course of the school year. MAPx launches its first project in conjunction with Campus Ministry: the School Walkout and Parkland Memorial.
MAP presents 3 workshops at the Bishop O'Dowd Bay Area Teach-in for Justice, educating students about youth networking, environmental justice, and gun violence prevention. MAP also takes original policy proposals to Washington DC for the first time in its history.
MAP attends a public hearing on ACR 108, a resolution targeting hate crimes in California. MAP members also testified at its hearing later that year on the CA Assembly floor in Sacramento.
MAP completes its first virtual semester, with all meetings held over Zoom. MAP members carry out a variety of media campaigns, write several policy proposals, and even conduct virtual legislative meetings. A full summary of MAP's initiatives is detailed in the reMAP of Semester 1.