DC SCORES’ Core Values are a set of beliefs developed by staff and represent our (staff, board member, coach, and volunteer) governing principles in how we engage and interact with each other, our students, schools, and families, and the community at-large.
YOUTH AT THE CENTER:
Our primary motivation is to serve youth. We focus on the needs of youth and beliefs about youth development can and should drive every decision we make. We believe that every child, regardless of income, geography, or school, should have access to the basic elements of a childhood.
We believe in working to develop and foster close relationships that honor individuals and help the group as a whole engage as a larger team, internally at the central office and at every school and community site we serve.
AN HONOR TO SERVE:
We are privileged to work as part of a team that carries out our mission to serve all District youth seeking a DC SCORES team. We uphold that mandate through our approach and methods: respectful interactions; high-quality work; commitment to teamwork; and recognition of fellow teammates.
DC SCORES identifies, develops, and supports leadership in students; coaches; service members; volunteers; board members; and staff. We aspire to embody team-centered leadership individually, in our work; through engagement in our many teams city-wide; and organizationally in the city.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE:
The DC SCORES community deserves the best from every DC SCORES team member. Thus, we value continual growth and commit to doing our personal and organizational best.
We commit ourselves to accomplishing the mission of DC SCORES with humility, honesty, respect, and dedication.
The three SCORE Values are teamwork, leadership, and commitment (TLC).
DC SCORES strives to provide the supports and opportunities kids need to succeed now and in the future.
Throughout the season, there is a monthly focus on one specific value (ex. September – Commitment, October – Teamwork, November – Leadership). Some coaches choose to utilize TLC wristbands that correspond with each core value and at the end of each month, distribute the wristbands to youth who have displayed growth and understanding of the SCORE Value.