• Accessible to all students, regardless of their financial situation
    • Respect individuality, including cultural differences
    • Respect and encourage choice
    • Foster social-emotional development: self confidence, self esteem, leadership skills, empathy
    • Provide positive adult mentoring and modeling
    • Provide opportunities to participate and contribute
    • Foster healthy behaviours
    • Provide a safe and supportive environment
  • Promote strong bonds between youth, school, their families, community and peers