Vision, Mission & Competencies
“All Kids Thrive”
All of us at Pressley Ridge share a dream that one day all kids may thrive. All of our efforts every day are directed at creating a world in which our vision can become a reality.
“Whatever it takes to create success for children and families”
Our mission statement speaks to our complete and unequivocal commitment to do all in our power to improve the lives of children and families everywhere and especially those whose lives we touch. There is no challenge too big or barrier too strong to keep us from doing our utmost on their behalf. We succeed when they succeed, then and only then.
For almost two centuries Pressley Ridge has served society by caring for its most vulnerable members. Although our services have multiplied and diversified over the years, providing exceptional care to children in need and families in crisis remains central to our mission and at the heart of all we do. In keeping with our Re-Education philosophy, we aspire “to change the world one child at a time”.
Nothing of lasting value comes out of work in isolation. Each child and family we serve belongs to an eco-system of which we are but a part. Thus the work that we do in the community mobilizing resources on behalf of a child or family is as important to their long term success as the work that we do directly with them. What is true at the direct service level is equally true at other levels of the organization. The impact of our efforts is always greater when we join our efforts with those of others.
We believe the quality of the services we provide to children and families is directly related to the quantity and quality of the training we provide to those who lead our programs and who provide our services. Exceptional services do not occur by accident. They are the products of a staff committed to professional growth and excellence. Such is the staff at Pressley Ridge where we maintain that “we are all teachers and we are all learners.”
We have long held the notion that anything we can do, we can do better. Thus we continuously evaluate our programs and assay the efficacy of our interventions. By repeatedly monitoring, measuring, and feeding back results, we are able to improve the quality of our activities and determine what works. This we share with the world. Our goal remains to lead the field in the development of innovative programming through research, evaluation, and outcomes measurement.
If all kids are to thrive, we must touch lives well beyond the reach of present-day Pressley Ridge programs and services. To extend our influence, we focus our efforts both within and outside of the communities we currently serve. We seize opportunities to educate, advocate, and champion initiatives that improve the system of care so that all children and families may benefit.