The mission of MASCA is to promote excellence in the school counseling profession by advocating for, connecting, supporting, and empowering school counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through leadership, collaboration, and professional development.
MASCA is the voice for Massachusetts school counselors, expanding their image and influence through advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and systemic change, ensuring that all Massachusetts students have equitable access to and the support of school counselors and the opportunity to become their best selves in school, the home, and the community.
- Advocacy - The pledge to be school counselor centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of school counselors.
- Collaboration – The belief that collaboration, which includes and values the perspective of all, creates the highest quality school counseling program for each counselor.
- Equity - The expectation to promote inclusion, diversity and access for all, especially within the school counseling profession and for student achievement.
- Excellence - The continuous commitment to maintain the highest level of professional standards and advance the delivery of comprehensive school counseling programs.
Objective #1 - Advocacy
Position MASCA as a recognized, valuable and respected voice at local, state, and regional levels by building the awareness of the importance and impact of the work and role of the school counselor.
Objective #2 - Equity
Position MASCA as a leading organization in dismantling racist and/or oppressive policies and practices while emphasizing the need for diversity and inclusion in school counseling personnel and programming.
Objective #3 - Membership
Grow MASCA membership by retaining current and recruiting new members, with a commitment to cultivate a more diverse membership.
Objective #4 – Professional Development
Create, provide and/or promote relevant, high-quality, accessible, and timely professional development to meet the needs of our members and support the implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs.