"Making Waves sets the gold standard in best practices for educating young people from low-income backgrounds. It is a model for raising achievement and attainment for less advantaged students that needs to be implemented in hundreds of communities nationwide."
Providing the Educational Opportunities that Change Lives
Mission and Values
Making Waves commits to rigorously and holistically preparing students to gain acceptance to and graduate from college to ultimately become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities.
These five values are the foundation we use to define what it means to be a "Wave-Maker."
We combine our intellect and critical thinking to support each other and make healthy choices for ourselves and positive changes in our community.
We are agents of change, who, through hard work and perseverance, have the power to define ourselves and to control our destiny.
We believe each person is valuable and we demonstrate respect by following our community norms.
We have integrity; we are accountable for our decisions and actions and their impact on self and community.
We are life-long learners who aspire to and achieve academic excellence.