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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 core values.

  • RELATIONSHIPS: We seek to build trust, forge authentic connections, and operate in the spirit of true collaboration, partnership, and community.
  • BELONGING: We affirm every person’s individuality and humanity, taking an intersectional approach to anti-racism and honoring all identities in ways that advance inclusion, equity, and justice.
  • CREATIVITY: We center and strive for organizational and individual lifelong learning and growth, innovation, aspiration, and curiosity.
  • JOY: We embrace optimism, hope, and celebration as fundamental tenets of and fuel for our work.