Guiding Principles

At SA Youth, we are guided by core principles that direct our work with urban youth.

These principles include:

  • Understand the needs of urban youth
  • Effectively and efficiently meet a number of specified and documented needs through professional programs and services
  • Collaborate with other agencies to meet those needs
  • Promote SA Youth in the community and help the community understand our role in the city
  • Operate in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Employ a set of standard core values to direct our work and our business

We Believe...

  • At SA Youth, we are committed to the consistent application of core values and principles in working with youth.
  • Show Compassion

    Be kind and express gratitude.
  • Walk the Walk

    Be the example.
  • Color Outside the Lines

    Wonder and create. Dare to be you.
  • Cultivate Positivity

    Be intentional with your actions. Communicate honestly.
  • Show Up

    Be proactive. Strive for excellence. Never Settle.
  • Learning

    We are always learning new things and challenging the status quo.
  • Commitment to Green

    We are environmentally responsible and prepare youth to take an active role in sustaining our planet.

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