Y.E.S. Futures is aligned with the Hawaii Department of Education's Mission, Vision and Core Values.
We serve our community by developing the academic achievement, character, and social-emotional well-being of our students to the fullest potential. We work with partners, families, and communities to ensure that all students reach their aspirations from early learning through college, career, and citizenship.
Hawaii’s students are educated, healthy, and joyful life-long learners who contribute positively to our community and global society.
Hawaii seeks for its students to meet and exceed world-class academic standards, and do so in a way that reflects our island perspective. Hawaii’s students have strengths and abilities unique to an island home, with a tradition of stewardship, community and mutual responsibility. We will cultivate, advance, and draw from Hawaii’s rich traditions and Native Hawaiian host culture.
- Commitment to Equity and Excellence: We believe every child is unique and deserve an excellent education – one that develops the whole student. Students succeed when their specific needs are met and their innate gifts and abilities are nurtured.
- Meaningful Learning: We learn from many sources and in many ways. Hawaii provides abundant real-world learning environments relevant for success in a culturally diverse, technologically complex, and interdependent global society.
- Caring Relationships: Education is a responsibility shared by all and the best results come when we work together with aloha, respect, integrity, and openness.
- Connection to Community, Family and `Āina: We see students as part of an extended `ohana, the environment, a larger community and a global society. Hawaii’s students value these connections and become stewards to help make our world a better place.