I noticed that only people in similar friend groups are being elected to leadership positions in my student organization. I would like to amend the application and election procedures to ensure a more equitable and inclusive outcome.
Change Initiative: To ensure a more equitable and inclusive election process (Value)
Context: Student Organization
I often witness poor sportsmanship by spectators during my little brother’s basketball games at the local YMCA. This negative behavior is embarrassing and detracts from the game and I would like to propose strategies that promote a more respectful and affirming atmosphere
Change Initiative: Promote a respectful and affirming atmosphere (Behavior)
Context: The local YMCA
One of my family members is suffering from depression. Speaking about and seeking treatment for mental illness is a taboo topic in our house. I notice this is further isolating my family member and I would like to make strides toward breaking down barriers to be able to talk about mental illness.
Change Initiative: Change the stigma of mental illness (Belief)
Context: My Family
A nonprofit organization I volunteer for is under sourced and struggling to keep up with everything needed to fulfill its mission. I feel that the volunteers are underutilized and propose a different volunteer allocation strategy to increase efficiency and retention.
As a member of the men’s soccer team at Central University, I was hazed during my freshman year. Having experienced it first hand, I would like to change these initiation practices to help insure a more positive experience for new members.
Change Initiative: Improve the experience for new members (Behavior)