mission & values
We believe that all students can succeed on their terms, both academically and personally. We use the coaching process as a way to help students set goals, build confidence, and apply strategies to their learning and as a way to help families experience peace of mind. Through our commitments to empowerment, peace, and thoughtfulness, we aim to help our students have richer, more rewarding learning experiences.
We are an LGBTQ+- and neurodivergent-owned company, and we aim to provide an inclusive, affirming community for students of all identities.
We believe Black Lives Matter and support racial justice for Black people, indigenous people, and people of color.
We believe disabled students and neurodivergent students deserve equitable access to education.
We believe students who face economic barriers to coaching deserve access to the benefits of this process, so we provide sponsorships to students and volunteer with local schools and organizations.
We support students, families, and team members who are members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Value #1: Empowerment
Progress, confidence-building, and skill development are more important than single grades and test scores.
Growth is not linear. Growth is a process with peaks, valleys, and plateaus.
We believe in celebrating success of all types - not just grades or achievements but growth in organization skills, increased self-advocacy, and deeper self-knowledge.
We believe all kids are natural learners, with an innate curiosity and desire to understand the world within and around them, and the best learning environment is a peaceful one.
Learning & growing requires energy, and energy requires time to recharge and relax. Peaceful rest is important for both physical & mental health.
We want our families to feel valued, our students to feel valued, and our coaches to feel valued.
We respect physical, mental, emotional, and social needs. We keep in mind that we are working together as humans who all have needs and wishes. One way we show respect is by having clear guidelines and boundaries around communication, time, money, and illness that embody thoughtfulness.
Our COACHING PHILOSOPHY
We truly believe that coaching is an amazing process for facilitating growth - but we also acknowledge that growth is not always a linear process. As coaches, we believe our job is to help your child navigate the challenges they face and make progress on their goals - rather than take over tasks that belong to them. Because of this, your child may occasionally hit a bump in the road - a low grade or a missed assignment, for example. Our philosophy is designed to help minimize these occasions as much as possible but also to help your child learn how to deal with them. Our belief is that learning how to deal with these situations will serve our clients better in the long run and help them build skills for independence.