Harvard’s Making Caring Common (MCC) initiative identified eight key character skills to be considered in college admissions. We build on the foundational work of MCC by introducing students to curricular experiences that develop those same attributes for success in academics as well as in their personal lives.
By embedding Making Caring Common’s eight anchor attributes — Curiosity, Perspective-Taking, Purpose, Self-Control, Grit, Growth-Mindset, Compassion, and Gratitude — within the Impacter Cycle, students are provided a pathway for developing the foundational emotional skills that can serve them in classroom settings and beyond.
Impacter Pathway shares MCC’s focus on non-cognitive skills to enhance students’ interpersonal and social abilities.
Lessons designed not just for academic success, but to foster responsible global citizenry and real-world relationships.
Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts.
Describe one way in which you have contributed to your community, whether in your family, the classroom, your neighborhood, etc.
In her best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees, TCU alumna Sue Monk Kidd wrote, “The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.” What matters to you?
As you consider entering this community committed to honesty, please reflect on a time when you had to make a choice about whether to act with integrity.
Marquette is named after French explorer Jacques Marquette, but exploration takes all forms. Tell us about a time you explored.
Unlock the power of the Impacter Cycle and drive forward a movement of enriched learning in your school or community.
Along with schools and districts, we also collaborate with Parent-Teacher Associations, Youth Groups, and a range of businesses and NGOs to support family wellness, adult perspective-sharing, and employee connectedness. If you’re interested in discovering the transformative power of the IMPACTER PATHWAY, just fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch to schedule a demonstration.