Our Mission is simple: We Build Families.
Our values help us build families faster, stronger, and smarter.
We believe that troubled children and young adults should be re-educated in accordance with the twelve principles of re-education set forth by Nicholas Hobbs in his book, The Troubled and Troubling Child.
- Life is to be lived now.
- Trust between child and adult is essential.
- Competence makes a difference.
- Time is an ally.
- Self-control can be learned.
- Intelligence can be taught.
- Feelings should be nurtured.
- The group is very important.
- Ceremony and ritual give order.
- The body is the armature of the self.
- Communities are important.
- A child should know joy in each day.
There are six pillars that support our mission.
- The power of families
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Organizational learning
- Measurable results
- Financial sustainability
The Power of Families
We believe in the power of all types of families to help individuals overcome adversity and give them the best chance to succeed. Whether it’s the family you’re born with, the one that fostered or adopted you or some other circumstance – everyone needs a family.
We believe our corporate culture is the hallmark of our organization and the foundation of all that we do. Our meritocracy promotes empowerment and responsibility at all levels, and encourages sustainable ideas through critical thinking, innovation and social entrepreneurship.
We believe in using proven business practices and principles to solve social problems.
We believe the faster an organization learns and adapts, the greater its capacity to build families.
We believe measurable results drive our decision making and provide the best opportunity to transform outcomes.
We believe engaging solely in activities that produce a favorable return on investment and maximize long-term organizational strength.