VISION: To combine ecological literacy development with public school reform to achieve a more equal and just society.
MISSION: To develop leadership skills and empower youth to address environmental justice issues. We embody the mission from Awakening the Dreamer to promote a socially just, spiritually fulfilling and environmentally sustainable human presence on the planet.
VALUES: We are a leadership cohort showing that diversity equals health: in our environment and in our human communities. We believe that diversity is the innate architecture of being. Programmed into every living cell and visible in all environments is diversity. We model ways to improve the health of our human communities. We measure ecological through the external and internal development of groups and individuals as they learn to do what Paulo Freire calls reading the word and "reading" the world.