Our mission is to foster leadership, scholarship and education, with special attention to those historically underrepresented in public life by advancing the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide…
We will have succeeded in our mission when:
Community organisations are stronger, more willing, and able to pursue and share innovative solutions to age-old problems.
People of all ethnic, racial, gender, class, educational, and geographic backgrounds gain recognition and sufficient support to contribute to community and youth development.
The field of community and youth development is more diverse and responsive to the courage, competence, and dedication of underrepresented youth.
Young people are viewed as valued resources and partners in every community, and they respond to their respected status by devoting their tremendous energy and focus to the pursuit of social and economic justice.