Our Mission, Vision and Values

The CLS mission is simple – optimize the life outcomes and trajectory of marginalized youth by partnering with educational and social service agencies to (1) establish sustainable programs and structures, and (2) build capacity in the areas of behavior, mental health, equity, and social-emotional wellness.

Our vision is to be the nation’s pioneering organization in thought, practice, and effectiveness for optimizing the outcomes of youth in the margins.

We value innovation, risk-taking, dissonance, non-conformity, integrity, faith, creativity, growth, flexibility and equity.