We believe in the power of human connection. Our team builds relationships by celebrating the individuality, identity, and purpose of everyone we serve. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and safe environment for our diverse youth, mentors, and parents. We are intentional about our impact in the community and promote growth, change, and diverse perspectives.
We are working to help dismantle barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life.
We demonstrate equity by considering the individual needs of our kids rather than catch-all solutions. This means that we will identify and eliminate any unconscious, conscious, or systemic biases, stereotypes, or barriers that limit full participation in our programs.
We recognize and respect the individual qualities and attributes of our employees, mentors, volunteers, and the kids and families we serve. Our community is strengthened when we value every aspect of diversity including race, culture, age, ability, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, education, skills, socio-economic status, and other ideologies and backgrounds.
We strive for all our employees and other individuals who interact with us to feel respected, accepted, valued, and a sense of belonging, and we commit to broad and equitable outreach to encourage participation across our communities.