MISSION, VISION & VALUES
Ascend is an entirely non-profit, philanthropic and student led retreat that develops the self-awareness, support network and leadership skills necessary to inspire change in the individual and their community.
The Ascend Network hosts a comprehensive retreat that invokes a deeper sense of self-awareness among students, uniting them as change agents with aspirations to better the world they live in.
Leadership: Creating a foundation with the tools, connections and experiences necessary to inspire change and continue to discover the leader within.
Empowerment: Belief in self and others, and validation of one’s identity.
Community: A thriving network of people, teeming with aspirations.
Equity: Acknowledgement and embracement of intersectionality and accessibility.
Challenge: Transcending comfort zones and reaching new heights.
Learning: Learner-centered and experiential pedagogy.
Authenticity: Keeping it real.