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Mission Statement:

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.

Vision Statement:

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.

Core values:

  • 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.
Strategic Objectives:

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.

Click HERE to view the specific action steps for each of the four strategic objectives over the next three years.

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MASCA deeply values its diverse membership and is fully committed to creating an organization where each individual is welcomed, included, respected and empowered.  No person will be excluded from MASCA on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason. These activities include, but are not limited to, appointment of its Governing Board, hiring or firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and the providing of services.  This policy is fundamental to the effective functioning of MASCA as an organization that supports counselors and promotes equity in our schools, districts and the Commonwealth.

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