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Our Core Values

Y.O.U. partners with families, schools and the community to provide academic, social and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for post-secondary and life success. Our work is consistently guided by our deepest shared beliefs.

  • We believe all youth are capable of high levels of academic, social and emotional success.  We strive to expand their sense of what’s possible and help them realize their fullest potential.
  • We build meaningful, trusting relationships. We collaborate with our partners, friends, families and one another to provide equitable opportunities for youth.
  • We are committed to ongoing learning for youth and our organization. We are never idle or satisfied and believe that ongoing adaptation and improvement is essential to personal and organizational success.
  • We embrace diversity and treat all people with respect and dignity.  We are inclusive and supportive of all identities, and seek to understand and address systemic injustices in our communities.