Our Values

Our values are essential to creating an environment where young people are able to show up consistently, be their authentic selves, and pursue positive change.

Our Values

UTEC is a family.

We assume goodness behind everyone’s actions. We show madd love, unconditionally accepting each person. We offer everyone a clean slate, never giving up. We carry out respectful curiosity, always seeking out moments to connect. We are sponges, actively seeking feedback. We embody contagious passion in all we do.

UTEC is a catalyst.

We think big about what we can achieve. We continually chip away, demonstrating relentlessness in our pursuit of positive change. We plant seeds of peace and cultivate trust. We see beyond the mask, knowing there’s always more beneath the surface. We ignite social justice. And we spark sustainability – for our young people, our enterprises, and our physical environment.

We envision a society where all young people…

Value continual learning and critical thinking in the classroom and beyond, and seek to understand themselves, their communities, and the underlying forces that affect their lives.

Pursue and cultivate healthy relationships and choices. They belong to a supportive and diverse social network that is free from violence, crime, and other unsafe situations.

Advocate for equality and justice in their communities. Viewed as the best experts on youth issues, they play a central role in shaping the practices and policies that impact their success.

Believe that positive change can indeed happen, both in their personal lives and in their own community.

Are well-prepared to determine their own futures. Young people are self-reliant; they are also self-advocates and know how to seek support when it’s needed.

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