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Mission Statement

Create Opportunity for Self-discovery

Elements of Self-discovery

Responsibility & Leadership
Self-Responsibility
Team Responsibility
Team Leadership
Self Leadership
Taking charge of one’s own life
Project Base Education
    Tools for sharing knowledge
Self-Education
Team Education
Learn by Teaching
Bragging, socializing
Conflict and debate
Tools for collecting knowledge
Self-education
Research and analyzing
Learn by doing, trial and error
Instinctive knowledge
Character Development
Self-Development
Self-Dependency
Social Environments
Social Prejudice
Self Fulfilling Prophecy
Awareness Goals
Awareness of character development techniques.
Awareness of natural learning methods.
Awareness of changing leadership styles in business.

People who take charge of their own life do not let barriers, built by others, stop them from achieving goals. Through self-reliance and self-development, there emerges a tremendous feeling of resourcefulness, pride, fortitude and superiority which form the basic elements of motivation.

Windjammer programs teach self-reliance and techniques to overcome barriers that are thrown in the way by others. Freedom from self-imposed limits allows us to reach a higher ground.

The alternative to self-reliance is team inspiration where all members are equal and the team has authority to make decisions. Three motivated people, united in a common goal, debating pros and cons, sharing knowledge, will learn extremely fast. The inspired team will have the power to overcome mountainous barriers regardless of their education background. Peer influence is a powerful educational tool.

Microsoft Corporation was started by inexperienced teenagers who had the ability to share knowledge to overcome impossible barriers. In a similar fashion, teenage gangs share knowledge to engage in criminal behavior. In both examples, teenagers had a strong desire to learn, but were in conflict with classroom environments. Their direction was related to opportunity.

Windjammer programs teach teamwork and the art of sharing knowledge. The experience offers opportunity for self-discovery.

Values

Stewardship
Taking responsibility for oneself and the social environment they live in. Survival aboard windjammers requires responsibility toward self and the team.
Integrity
Being honest toward oneself and their fellow man. Windjammers work in harmony with nature. There is no way to lie, cheat or take shortcuts.
Teamwork
Harnessing the power of team motivation. Tasks are easier when teams work in harmony with each other and the forces of nature.
Excellence
Whatever we do, do it right. Jobs done right the first time promotes harmony between crewmembers and the ship.
Service
To support others as they work to fulfill their goals. Assume responsibility without orders. Aboard windjammers, there is always someone who needs assistance.

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