THE SEVEN CORE VALUES OF SBS
Our staff, partners and ambassadors carry out our dedicated work through the guidelines of love, justice, celebration, education, dignity, inclusion and more. Join us in our mission and explore our pillars—which we call our Core Values.
WE LEAD WITH LOVE
We value the richness of human connection to help people unleash their potential. Turning that spark of empowerment into a fire of purpose is the cornerstone of our success.
“My humanity is bound up in yours for we can only be human together.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Anti-apartheid and human rights activist
WE STAND FOR HUMAN DIGNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Everyone, regardless of who they are, has the right to live a life of dignity, pride and possibility. Inclusion makes us stronger and wiser, and we stand against systemic oppression.
“Striving for Social Justice is the most important thing to do in life.” – Albert Einstein, Nobel Laureate, Physics
WE CREATE TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT
We are passionate about measuring our impact and using data to drive decision-making.
“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others?” – Carl Sagan, Astronomer and Pulitzer Prize winning author
WE BELIEVE IN THE INNATE POWER OF EVERY PERSON
We provide opportunity, not charity. We act as coaches to help people succeed through their own hard work, helping them see and claim their own power, forever.
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou, World-renowned author and civil rights activist
WE COMMIT ACTS OF CELEBRATION AND JOY
Our work is serious, but our culture is joyful. We believe that laughter, playfulness, singing, dancing, and storytelling span cultures and create the energy we need to transform ourselves and those around us.
“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” – Walt Whitman, American poet and journalist
COLLABORATION IS THE CORNERSTONE
Changing the world is hard work and we won’t get there alone. We pursue partnerships in all that we do and build relationships that build outsized impact.
“Stick by stick a bundle makes.” – African Proverb
WE NEVER STOP LEARNING
The world keeps changing and so must we. We seek opportunities to improve, strive to stay nimble and are not afraid to make mistakes along the way.
“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” – Unknown