Sunday, May 6, 2012

Value as a Value - #2 of our Common Core Values

#2 = Value is a Value

We value VALUE. It is important to us that our programs be worthwhile and useful to those we serve. We believe our service to the community must be worth what it costs to provide that service. We value providing the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price and being good financial stewards of our resources.

We value VALUE because value improves access. We believe all children should have access to high-quality afterschool programs. 

  • We know that if families cannot access programs for financial reasons, then their children will never experience the many benefits of quality.
  • We know that children who have no access to high-quality afterschool programs experience a gap in their potential development and education compared to children who have access.
  • We know that children who do not have access to quality summer enrichment program experience additional summer learning loss.
  • We know that the achievement gap between children with access to quality afterschool and summer enrichment programs and children with no access widens each year.
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