Mission: The mission of Work, Achievement, Values & Education (WAVE), Inc. is to motivate school dropouts and other at-risk youth to complete school, lead productive lives, and become valued contributors to their communities. WAVE achieves its mission by building the capacity of teachers and youth workers to serve the most difficult to reach youth. WAVE gives these professionals high-quality model programs, professional development training, and curriculum to serve youth with a variety of risk factors associated with dropping out of school, such as absenteeism, adjudication, lack of connection to school or community resources, mental health issues, substance use, premature parenting, unemployment, and lack of positive adult role models. WAVE is a national training and resource organization that ensures that school drop outs and other youth at risk receive the highest quality educational, youth development, and career services possible. WAVE programs across the country: - teach youth valuable work skills, - provide opportunities to experience achievement, - help build positive values, and - inspire youth to embrace education and service to their community.