A world in which every child and young person has access to the same levels of education, health and wealth; a society that allows all of them to be empowered, nurtured and supported to realise their dreams and achieve their full potential.
To reduce inequalities and increase life chances for children and young people who live in deprived areas; to do this by facilitating inclusive, effective and early interventions which support attainment, aspirations and positive development.
Our values-based framework
We use a values-based educational framework to improve emotional well-being, increase concentration and self-awareness, and to promote positive behaviour. We nurture the children and young people’s natural ability to be ‘kind and wise’.
We raise their awareness of the way they feel, think, speak, act and find meaning in their daily lives. Research shows that peer relationships can be improved and bullying reduced by putting in practice such universal (non-religious) values.
We use them in our courses to facilitate structured discussions among students. We’ve observed how their intuitive understanding of values help them to self-regulate and how using these as themes for classes improves their behaviour.
Our personal values
Integrity We always try to act in the children and young people’s best interests. Our staff demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, duty and competence.
Collaboration We see co-production — active collaboration between the young people, their families, our partners and supporters — as an essential process to empower all participants, achieve common goals and aid community cohesion.
Commitment We continuously strive to deliver a service that is accessible, fit for purpose and offers excellent value for money. We do not compromise on safety.
Creativity We deliver evidenced-based interventions, in line with latest research. We also know how to embrace and create change. We aim to develop innovative, yet sustainable solutions, in a context where resources can be scarce or limited.
Accountability We always take responsibility for using resources efficiently and for achieving ongoing and measurable impact. We’re fully and willingly accountable to our young beneficiaries, their families, our supporters and our partners.