To help youth of all backgrounds, with special concern for those from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.
To partner with communities to provide Durham youth with mentoring, employment, educational support and in order to discover and achieve their aspiration.
To mentor and guide children and youth to help them reach their full potential and become healthy, positive members of their communities
To empower youth in partnership with adults to create community change, and to utilize the Youth Empowerment Model to empower youth in their local and state advocacy efforts.
To support North Carolina K-8 teachers with training and the most engaging, integrated, hands-on STEM curriculum materials that promote creativity, collaboration and communication.
To provide youth leadership development for high school sophomores in Durham public, private and home schools.
To inspire and enable all youth of Durham, particularly those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
To provide meaningful activities for youth that promote positive self-esteem and development of life-coping and decision-making skills needed to avoid academic failure, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and crime.