Message from Director Christina Lyons:
The mission of MAPS is to "...promote healthy attitudes and behaviors for individuals, families and communities" in Gage County. This is a daunting task...the mission of our coalition is broad and far-reaching and difficult to know where to begin. But because we are not simply one organization, but a coalition of many, we can face this task with more confidence. No one member of MAPS can be expected to know all of the challenges, strengths, and resources of our entire county. So we rely on each other to contribute our individual knowledge, ideas, energy, and passion in our distinct area. We have a wonderfully diverse mixture of professions, interests, backgrounds represented at every MAPS meeting. Our diversity makes us stronger, and makes us appreciate the community to which we all belong.
Our pact is the commitment we share to imporve and strengthen the quality of life for everyone in Gage County. A quote from Assets in Action: A Handbook for Making Communities Better Places to Grow Up by Deborah Fisher describes it best. "... to support communities that are working to weave a community-wide net of relationships, opportunities, supports and experiences - developmental assets - that children and youth need to thrive. " We operate under the "I am we" philosophy.
Yes, our mission is a vast one, but through the strength of this coalition we are sure to achieve great things. I hope you will contact me with any questions or ideas you have about MAPS, or if you wish to become involved. You can contact me at (402) 223-1500, ext. 1059 or email me at: email@example.com.
Thank you for visiting our website and finding out more about MAPS!