Register to be a PARTICIPANT in the Fall 2021 MYMOM Program!

What exactly is Make Your Mark on Madison, or MYMOM?

The Fall MYMOM experience is a 10-week leadership development program for all undergraduate students. The goal of the program is for every participant to obtain a sense of belonging, to become more self-aware, and to begin to recognize their innate ability for self-authorship. In short, it emphasizes every student’s ability to make a difference on campus.

How are we adapting to the challenges of COVID-19?

Like the rest of JMU, we are taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of each of our stakeholders. Our goal is to preserve the elements that make MYMOM the wonderful experience that our alum say it is, while prioritizing wellness. After careful consideration, we designed a hybrid program for the spring of 2021 which allowed for individuals to decide where they feel most comfortable.

We will continue to adapt the fall 2021 program in accordance with safety precautions. We are hoping for an in person experience for the fall, but will be adaptable to changing needs. Please note, we have a variety of back-up plans, and we will be monitoring numbers and conditions as the semester progresses.

What does "hybrid" mean for MYMOM?

We will have councils which are either entirely in-person or online. Participants will choose when they apply whether they prefer in-person or online. Each council, regardless of their meeting format, will be led by 2 Leadership Counselors (LCs). In-person councils will be capped at 8 participants, as per current guidance. Online councils have historically had about 12 participants.

All MYMOM affiliated events will operate according to JMU’s Stop the Spread guidelines. This means masks are mandatory, attendance will be tracked, and participants with COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to participate in-person.

What will Monday nights look like?

After attendance is taken and students’ LiveSafe app is checked, Monday nights will begin! A presentation by an external presenter will introduce leadership topics like personal values, diversity, and difficult conversations. If participants are online, they will tune into the live presentation which will also be streamed to our Facebook page. After the presentation, we will break out into council time (both in-person and online) which will consist of discussions and activities led by the council’s two LCs.

What is the commitment to be a participant?

Program Nights: Each program night lasts from 7:00pm–9:00pm. The following Monday nights are typical program nights that you will be expected to attend (in person or virtually):

  • 9/20
  • 9/27
  • 10/4
  • 10/11
  • 10/18
  • 10/25
  • 11/1
  • 11/8
  • 11/15

Retreat: Tentatively Saturday, September 25, from 10:00am–2:00pm.

Banquet: November 30th, from 7:00–9:00pm

How do I sign up?

The first step of the registration process is to fill out the form below by September 13th at 5:00pm. Then there will be casual conversation to get to know you and determine the council you would fit best in. Get-to-know-you conversations are required and will be scheduled between September 13–17th.

Email with any questions!

MYMOM Fall 2021 Participant Application

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