The club’s mission statement is “Mater Dei Students’ Haven Club provides a safe place for students to improve their well being and maintain a healthy mind and healthy heart.”
This will be a club where students can just talk to each other in a safe environment giving them opportunities to talk about serious topics and also not so serious topics. Students come together and share their perspectives on different questions, give each other advice, and give their thoughts on different situations going on around us. It would be a good resource for students’ mental health because it can be an outlet for us to gain insight, get more exposure, or to just vent and hopefully help each other along the way.
Each meeting there can be a different question where students will all go around and share their answers. Questions can include “is comparison necessary for success?” “is peace on earth possible?” “have your friends seen the real you?” “what is the most important lesson in life?” (These questions don’t necessarily have to be serious or super reflective! Although it is preferred, students can ask each other anything they are honestly curious about!)
Another idea is to use the club to share advice with each other. Students can send in (anonymously if preferred) questions/things they need advice on through a form we create, and in the meeting everyone can share and discuss to help that person. I think this would be great because it’ll be students talking to students. Examples- if someone needs advice on handling fake friendships, how to manage schoolwork, how do they make the most out of a certain year in high school, etc.
With the world we live in today, I feel like there’s a lot of people who feel that they can’t voice their opinions because they’re scared to or feel like they’ll end up getting attacked through social media because it’s biased. With that, I also feel like there’s many people who can be very close minded primarily because they’ve only seen what is on the media and haven’t gotten opportunities to hear the other “sides.” Therefore, my main goal for this club is to create a safe community for students to connect and share their different ideas and outlooks on life with each other as well as hopefully open up others’ perspectives. I really want to use this club to spread more positivity and give everyone the chance they all deserve to be heard and share their ideas on life.