The mission of Great Expectations is to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living.
EIGHT EXPECTATIONS FOR LIVING
- We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
- We will not laugh at or make fun of a person's mistakes nor use sarcasm or put downs.
- We will use good manners, saying "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" and allow others to go first.
- We will cheer each other to success.
- We will help one another whenever possible.
- We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
- We will encourage each other to do our best.
- We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.
Compassion: ability to share another’s feelings or ideas
Cooperation: working together
Courage: strength to act even when afraid or uncertain
Courtesy: consideration, cooperation and generosity
Curiosity: desire to learn, to explore, to investigate
Dedication: setting aside for a particular purpose
Effort: doing one’s best in an endeavor
Empathy: capacity for participating in another’s feelings or ideas
Esprit De Corps: devotion among members of group for each other and the group’s purpose
Flexibility: ability to make adjustments or alter plans
Forgiveness: act of forgiving for an offense; pardoning
Fortitude: strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain adversity with courage
Friendship: caring for and trusting others
Humanitarian: promotion of human welfare and social reform
Humility: being humble, not proud or haughty, not arrogant or assertive
Initiative: taking action; originating new ideas
Integrity: acting according to a sense of right and wrong
Justice: being fair, right, and upholding what is right
Loyalty: faithfulness to another
Optimism: an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and happenings or to anticipate the best possible outcome
Patience: ability to wait calmly
Patriotism: love for or devotion to one’s country
Perseverance: ability to persist or continue striving to the end
Problem-Solving: creating solutions; finding answers
Propriety: standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech
Resiliency: recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change
Respect: feeling honor
Responsibility: making the choice to be reliable and dependable
Self-Discipline: the ability to choose and control one’s own actions
Service: giving of one’s time and energies to help others
Sincerity: honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy
Temperance: moderation in action, thought, or feeling