The volunteers, and youth of Y-Star are guided by our mission using a common set of core values.
Character: We instill morality and ethics in the personalities of our youth to support their lives and the lives of those around them.
Education: We will enhance the lives of our youth through a variety of educational programs and to provide opportunities to develop a positive work ethic by practicing these skills through community involvement.
Empathy: We create and maintain an empathetic environment in order to understand the diverse needs of each youth and their family.
Empowerment: We promote personal responsibility and accountability by empowering our youth to realize their full potential and productively contribute to society.
Respect: We foster an atmosphere of mutual respect among staff and youth that is demonstrated through OUR actions and words.
Safety: We provide a safe environment free from physical or emotional harm and to enhance educational growth for the youth we serve and the staff that volunteer.
The volunteers of Y-Star all have criminal background checks on file**