Board Bulletin

Board Bulletin: To Affinity (Groups) and Beyond - Issue #9

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Caitlin O'Halloran
Charter School Governance and Policy Specialist
Charter School Development Center
Category: Governance
Icons date 24x24 February 7, 2022

In the movie Toy Story, the animated character Buzz Lightyear had a tagline: “To infinity and beyond!” This catchphrase, signifying limitless possibilities, was used by both Buzz Lightyear and by the character Woody as a rallying cry for the other toys. Different from the word “infinity” the word “affinity” means “a similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship” and an “affinity group” is a term commonly meant to indicate a group created around a common set of shared interests or goals.