The Round Square community cares passionately about what happens in the future to our world and to the fascinating variety of cultures and communities it supports. We want those communities to thrive and prosper and care about each other in mutual cooperation. To achieve this, we need courageous and compassionate leaders throughout the world who are prepared to discover and embrace different cultures and nationalities in ways that promote meaningful and lasting understanding and respect.
Today’s students are the next generation of business, political and community leaders: It is our responsibility to shape the way in which they understand, prepare for, and respond to the world’s challenges both now and in the future… And this needs a change in the perception of the value of character education and values-based learning throughout our education systems.
Ultimately we want our students to understand that whatever field of work or career they enter into, with a spirit of the Round Square IDEALS they can – and should – make a positive difference in the world: They don’t have to wear a backpack and hiking boots to experience adventure; they don’t have to be a doctor to save lives; they don’t have to go on a community service project to help a community in need; they don’t have to run a charity in order to be a compassionate leader. As Kurt Hahn said: There is more in us than we know.