Mission, Vision & Values


Our Mission

To empower Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals.

Our Vision

Every unaccompanied homeless youth in Rock County will have the opportunity to become a contributing member of the community.

Our Core Values


  • We will benchmark from our youth’s viewpoints and deliver what is most important to them.
  • We are committed to achieving superior long-term outcomes for our youth and our funders.
  • We will set high, measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable to achieve them.
  • We recognize that addressing challenges head-on is a requirement for success.
  • We will look within and outside the nonprofit world to learn.


  • We are guided by absolute fairness and honesty in everything we do.
  • We will match our actions to our words.
  • We will balance the expectations and earn the trust of our youth, employees, communities, and funders.
  • We will offer our youth programs and services that fit their needs and provide great value.


  • We value and respect diversity of background, thought, and style.
  • We ensure that every human interaction is caring, courteous, and respectful.
  • We expect leaders to make difficult decisions, and to carry them out in a way that allows all involved to maintain dignity.
  • We speak candidly and listen openly.


  • We will never be satisfied with the status quo and know that we must continually reinvent our organization and ourselves.
  • We will break down silos and bureaucracies to serve our youth efficiently as one agency.
  • We will continuously drive operational excellence to innovate our programs, services, and processes.


  • We believe in the power of talented, committed individuals working as a team to make an extraordinary difference.
  • We are positive, energetic, and committed to achieving our objectives and living our values.
  • We celebrate our successes and learn from our failures.
  • We keep our egos in check and maintain a sense of humor.