Our Values

Leading by example . . .

In this great interview, the inspiring educationalist Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that in aeroplane safety announcements you are told to put your own oxygen mask on before you try to help somebody else.  He uses the analogy to make the point that teachers and mentors can not hope to develop competencies in others unless they are competent themselves.

As an organising seeking to instil character and values in young people, we take our own culture and values very seriously and we seek staff, volunteers and partners who share them.

Drive Change

We’re focused on and passionate about changing the lives of young people. We’re ambitious, determined and use evidence and our expertise to make this happen.    

Reflect and Learn

We value learning and look closely at what's working, what isn't, and how to do better. We proactively seek ways to improve our impact and share what we learn with others.  

Bring People Together

We put young people at the heart of everything we do and unite young people, schools, business, and local partners to make a meaningful change to their lives.

Value Everyone

We’re an inclusive organisation that respects, values, and learns from the experiences and backgrounds of each and every person we work with.

Keep it Fun

We come with the positive attitudes, energy and ideas needed to achieve our goals for ourselves and our young people. Fun is a key part of everything we do!