Social and economic justice asks each of us to take on the personal responsibility to work with others to design and continually build our institutions and social systems so that all people are able to live productive successful lives.
Our positive approach centers on the developmental needs of adolescents, involving them as partners in activities that enhance their competence, confidence, connections, and contribution to society; young people are encouraged to learn in a safe environment through participation in activities that promote self-under- standing, self-worth, and a sense of belonging and resiliency.
Adaptive Leadership is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments. Adaptive leaders are able, both individually and collectively, to take on the gradual but meaningful process of adaptation through diagnosing the essential from the expendable and bringing about a real challenge to the status quo.
Servant leaders place great emphasis on listening, responding to, and supporting employees; they try to remove barriers that prevent employees from growing as individuals and performing well; they are committed to building community in the workplace.
Collaborative social change agents create safe environments for participation and collaboration among diverse groups of people; they are collaborative and strategic, as well as receptive and flexible; they value service, authenticity, and respect.
Engaging communities through network-building fosters a sense of shared vision and collaboration among commu- nity members around a particular issue of importance to the well-being of the community.