Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

To build and ensure access to a continuum of comprehensive and integrated programs, services, and activities that address the critical needs of children and youth.

Our Vision

Every child and youth will reach their academic, career, and civic potential.

Our Values

Integrity. We believe acting with honesty and transparency is the foundation of trust. We value the children, youth, and families entrusted to us. We are committed to professional and honest interactions. We will hold ourselves and our programs, services, and activities accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards.

Cultural Inclusiveness. We respect the cultural knowledge, values, ideas, and beliefs of all children, their families and caregivers, and community members. We are committed to the support and development of programs and services that honor and respond to the distinct cultures of children and youth and the families and communities that nurture them.

Hope. We believe in the potential of every child, family, and the communities in which they live. We champion a bright vision for their futures through our service and compassion. We strive to help others believe in the possibility of their own lives.

Innovation. We actively strive to bring new ideas and creative approaches in our service delivery to identify and address the challenges of the children and youth we intend to serve.

Partnership. We believe that alliances are essential to making collective change efforts that are transforming and sustainable.

Advocacy. We will collaborate with children, youth, families, and communities to understand and inform our decision-making. We will champion healthier communities for our children and youth, providing a voice for their needs.

Empathy and Compassion. At all times, we will strive to operate through the lens of those entrusted to our care. We will maintain the expectations as an organization that our programs and actions demonstrate cultural competence and responsiveness.

Resilience. We will always work with passion, perseverance, and conviction to achieve our goals, even in the face of adversity.

Courage. We will maintain a bold vision and create a growth-oriented culture, relentless in our commitment to putting the needs of children and youth first.