to create a world where all students have equal access to post-secondary education
to empower youth to reach their potential by providing academic, social and financial support of $1500 upon graduation for post-secondary tuition
to hone self-awareness, community awareness, social awareness, leadership and global literacy skills in youth and the community at large
to build a community's capacity to better its youth
to reduce the high school drop out rate, currently at 32% in Ontario
to challenge statistics that currently label youth of parents who have not attended post-secondary as being most "at risk." For more information see Kimberley A. Schonert-Reichl's "Some Conceptual Considerations of Risk" (University of British Columbia, 2000).
to foster a more highly skilled labour force that will make Canada more competitive in an ever-increasing global marketplace
to stimulate social, cultural, and educational development
to value teaching and learning and create an awareness of the vital role mentoring can play in a community
to meet the call from education specialists for more international "field school" programs that reduce students' fears of global travel; inspire the study of international relations and second languages; and, better prepare youth for the complexities of the 21st century
to provide students, and the community at large, with volunteer opportunities
to challenge local and global injustices, to foster critical thinking skills and to encourage action, "do-able solutions" in which people can act locally to solve larger global issues
to encourage community participation in special events and civic responsibility in creating leaders of tomorrow: "It takes a village to raise a child"