the change starts with youth
We strongly believe that in a time of need, each and every voice is important and can be a catalyst for change.
"I WILL NOT TIRE OF DECLARING THAT IF WE REALLY WANT AN EFFECTIVE END TO VIOLENCE WE MUST REMOVE THE VIOLENCE THAT LIES AT THE ROOT OF ALL VIOLENCE: STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE, SOCIAL INJUSTICE, EXCLUSION OF CITIZENS FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTRY, REPRESSION. ALL THIS IS WHAT CONSTITUTES THE PRIMAL CAUSE, FROM WHICH THE REST FLOWS NATURALLY."
ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO
WHO WE ARE
MAP, or the Mitty Advocacy Project, is Archbishop Mitty's student-run social justice leadership program. In keeping with the core values of Catholic Social Teaching, MAP members advocate about social justice issues to improve the quality of life for those who are suffering from preventable and reparable social inequities. Through advocacy, grassroots action initiatives, and community education projects, we hope to not only serve those in need but also inspire other youth to take similar action.
IT'S A NEW AGE.
IT'S OUR AGE.
THIS IS OUR LANE
(n): the act or process of supporting a cause, including various strategies that influence decision making at local, national and international levels, organized around resolution of a problem.
MAP advocates for bills and proposes original policy solutions to legislators on every level of government.
(n): a process by which people act together to identify common goals and learn skills for working with public officials to create solutions to problems that affect their communities.
MAP inspires students at Mitty and other schools to act on social justice issues through grassroots efforts.
(n): teaching the public about social injustices, an essential component of awareness campaigns: people can only participate in something if they understand it.
MAP educates the public on social issues and how they can alleviate them through awareness campaigns.