Core Values

In working to improve the community, YDN lives and breathes the same core principles we inspire others to bring to their work with youth.  YDN hires and grows highly talented people who are committed to youth success and the following core values, which are the heart of its success:


We build open and honest relationships that foster knowledge and trust. In this way everyone’s unique ideas are brought to bear, and the results are awesome.

Social Justice

To promote inclusion, our work honors diversity, equal voice and equal choice for all


We embrace and drive change. To do this, we must be more curious than certain. Continuous improvement often means doing things differently.


We bring a positive team and family spirit to our work. We create ways to enjoy the work and engage the heart and soul.