Theatre Wesleyan students are receiving a special tool to help them map out their goals, activities, and deadlines for the 2016-17 season and school year. The department received a generous donation of over 60 planners from Passion Planner, a company started by Angelia Trinidad that was Kickstarted in 2014.
The donation was part of Passion Planner's Get One-Give One Program which donates one planner for every planner purchased through their website. In various cycles throughout the year, Passion Planner selects individuals and organizations.
"I decided to make a tool that helped people clearly define their personal goals and dreams and put them at the forefront of their attention, a planner was the perfect solution," Trinidad said in an email statement to Theatre Wesleyan. "I wanted people to use this planner as a compass they could use to guide their daily decisions; [...] a tool that encouraged people not only to start thinking about their goals, but make taking action towards them a part of their daily lives."
"These planners will hopefully enhance the creativity of our theatre students and help them hone in on their day-to-day activities, scheduling, and deadlines," Theatre Business Manager Jacob Rivera-Sanchez said. "I love my own Passion Planner and, as someone involved in the theatre with so many deadlines and meetings, it allows me to map out things in a creative way that works for me."
Representatives from Passion Planner responded to Theatre Wesleyan for a comment saying the have high hopes for recipients of the Get One-Give One Program. "We have a strong appreciation for people who are living the life they want and doing what they love. We hope to see the recipients continue what they do and continue to reach their goals."
On why theatre students, specifically, should take advantage of using a Passion Planner, the rep agrees "Whether it be rehearsal, tech, going over lines, homework, projects, etc., Passion Planner can help Theatre students organize, prioritize, reflect, plan and act on what's important to them and what will help them reach their goals."
Passion Planner's website and social media accounts show various tips and examples of how individuals can personalize and incorporate their planner into their daily life. From scrapbooking with photos and stickers, to color-coding with highlighters and sticky notes, there are so may ways to use the Passion Planner.
On Monday, Aug. 22, the theatre is holding its first practicum meeting of the year where the Passion Planners will be distributed to every student in the department.