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WRITE A MISSION STATEMENT FOR YOUR PROJECT

The success of your project is not going to hinge on whether you've written a mission statement or not, but keeping a clear focus of your main goal will be very important in order to keep you moving in the right direction.

A mission statement is a very good way of maintaining that focus and ensuring that everyone in your group is unified as to exactly what it is you all want to achieve.

Writing a mission statement will a familiarise yourself with the language you will need to use to gain support for your project from your community - the same language you will need to use in future grant applications for money to build your skatepark.

Your mission statement doesn't have to be many words at all, just a few lines, clearly stating what it is you want to achieve. Something like this - short and to the point.

 

We want to create a top quality concrete skatepark in 'your town' in order to provide a a safe, family orientated and all inclusive free-to-use sports facility for our community'

 

A mission statement will also be very useful as it will help you communicate your goal to your community.  You can use this text for:

     
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Press Releases
  • Funding Applications
  • Social Media platforms
  • Leaflets & Posters
  • any documents you create to support your cause

 

YOU CAN DECIDE TO ADD MORE TO YOUR MISSION STATEMENT

In some groups and organisations decide to make their mission statements a bit longer, with more information on the positive things that they want their project to achieve. Such as:

We aim to: 

  • significantly increase sports participation
  • promote healthy and active lifestyle
  • increase social integration
  • improve social cohesion
  • increase volunteering

 

IS ADDING MORE DETAILS TO YOUR MISSION STATEMENT NECESSARY?

No, it is not vital to your cause. However, the best asset for getting a skatepark built in your community is knowledge. Educate yourself on the benefits that a skatepark will bring to your village, town, city or community - as these are words you will have to say many times over to many people in order to gain support for your project.

 

BECOME FLUENT IN THE LANGUAGE OF SKATEPARK ADVOCACY

Become familiar with the language of skatepark advocacy until it is second nature to you, until you can recite it with assurance and confidence.

By formulating the text for your mission statement of the specific details of the community benefits that you want your skatepark to achieve, it will help you and your group become fluent in the language you will need to suceeed.

 

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ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS SECTION

Start a Facebook page

Start a Petition for your Skatepark

Form a Skatepark Group

Have a Skatepark Group meeting

Contact a Skatepark Company for Designs of Parks they've built

 

 

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