Core Values

  • We believe resourcefulness, grit, integrity, ambition and craftsmanship are essential skills.
  • We believe these skills are often fostered outside the walls of traditional classrooms.
  • We believe that intelligence and performance are malleable and can be improved.
  • We believe that today’s youth are capable of solving complex problems and handling large responsibilities.
  • We believe that working hard, getting your hands dirty and solving authentic problems leads to self-reliance, ingenuity and grit.
  • We believe that persisting in the face of failure instills resilience, and is often more important than getting it right the first time.
  • We believe promoting artisanship increases creativity.
  • We believe that everyone should become an expert in at least one skill, trade or craft.