Guide to Project Design | Overview
The AdCap Project Designer is your opportunity to create a project that inspires and achieves positive health and wellness changes in your school or community. Using the Designer will help you transform your vision into an actual plan for potential investors and mentors to support. Completing the tiles in the Project Designer will empower you to pioneer your project and succeed! Each tile will help spark your BIG idea to become an inspiring and empowering reality.
Successfully completing the Project Designer tiles will highlight your knowledge of three key elements to any successful project – Knowledge of Self, Project Planning, and Getting Support.
Revisit, Review, Revise
You can hop between tiles and change information as your Project Design starts to unfold. There might be a great idea in a specific tile that inspires you to go back and improve others!
Once you complete every tile, you’ll be ready to submit your project for approval. Before you do that, review it to see if there are any changes or improvements that can be made. It might also be a great opportunity to get a parent, teacher or friend to review it with you to see if it makes sense!
Guide to Project Design | Knowledge of Self
The most successful projects often depend on how well the project planner knows themselves. What are your passions, inspirations and expectations? What gives you a feeling of accomplishment? What kind of leader are you? Being able to leverage your strengths will not only help you focus your attention where it is best suited, but also empower you to compliment your skills with supporters that have different skills to offer.
Guide to Project Design | Project Planning
Creating a plan that includes key deadlines and expectations will allow you to maintain a powerful focus on your project outcomes that matter most. How will you measure the impact of your plan? What are the expectations for change? What logical steps, activities, and events are needed to move your project towards that picture you paint of the future? Potential investors want to know that they are supporting a vision that can become a reality.
Guide to Project Design | Getting Support
Support comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. How will you reach out to get what you need? Collaborating with supporters will put your Project Design in motion and allow more people to contribute toward the success of your project.
Who Is Your Role Model
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What is it?
Role models help define how we see success. They encapsulate the qualities we admire and strive to adopt in our own endeavors. Often times, they’ve captured our attention at a time when we’ve looked for guidance and have continued to serve as an example of what we can accomplish through persistence and our shared values.
Key Components of Role Models:
- They are an example of a path to positive success: A great role model is one that has shown unwavering vision and showcase decision-making that leads to an environment that is improved because of their efforts.
- They motivate those around them to dream and achieve: Your role model invited you to see possibilities that don’t exist in the present. They empower you and others to be forward-thinking dreamers with the enthusiasm to make those dreams realities.
- They are persistent in the face of challenges: Frustration and failure are seen as opportunities to work harder and better. They don’t give up.
- You respect their values: Role models inspire beyond their success. You want to follow in their footsteps. This includes exploring and adopting their values and outlook. These values helped shape their decision-making and chart a course for success.
Why is it important?
Inspiration comes from many places. A role model embodies a long-term aspiration. They are an example of the leader that you’ll grow to become. They are more than a biography; their motivations and decisions serve to guide you.
How can it help inspire you?
Great role models stay with you and reside side by side with your decisions. In a world filled with stories of success, this person or group of people made a connection with you. They serve as pure inspiration when challenges present themselves. Revisit their story. Examine their decisions. Emulate their grit and determination.