The members of our community, including students, volunteers, collaborators and staff, embrace the Thread Values:


Others Before Self

When you are in the greatest need, you have the most to gain from helping others. Help others accomplish their goals, not yours.


There is not a formula to solve every problem. Even custom solutions need continual adjustments.

Learn From Everyone

No matter what you have accomplished or experienced, you have something to learn from everyone you meet.

Unwavering Humility

Meet people where they are. Listen. Don’t assume. Be humbled by what you don’t know.


Groups with strong personal bonds create a safe, supportive, and loving atmosphere in which their members can thrive.

Endless Hope

No child is a lost cause. No action is in vain.