OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
Create opportunities for high-potential students from low-income households to define their individual path through high school, college, and career, ultimately benefiting the lives of others.
We use these values to guide our work:
Equity in opportunity
for all students.
successfully reach a desired outcome by effort or skill. We embody this value by preparing students to become the best possible college applicants, students, and professionals.
energize the people around us towards a shared vision or sense of purpose. We embody this value by promoting students' engagement and advocacy within their various communities.
bring out the best in others through authentic relationships and collaboration. We embody this value by supporting students' social-emotional health and developing their social capital.
We know how easy it is for programs like ours to focus solely on achievement (grades, test scores, and other traditional markers of success), and while we do want students to excel in these areas, we also recognize the importance of purpose and relationships in their overall development.
We want them to learn from role models that represent their cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We want them to be passionate about changing their communities.
Above all, we want them to find belonging, both in college and beyond.
These values underlie the programming itself and the metrics we use to evaluate our impact on students.