Our values

In 2022 the Impetus staff co-created a new set of values to act as our guiding principles as an organisation, and help us to remain focused on achieving our mission to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Evidence led and results driven for young people

We pursue excellence for the young people we work with, are wholly committed to better outcomes, unapologetically results driven, and accountable for our actions.

High trust, high challenge
We invest the time, kindness, integrity and honesty needed to build and sustain long-term relationships. We focus on developing high trust, to allow for high challenge, helping our colleagues, partners and supporters to be our very best selves in pursuit of our mission.

Diversity enables us to thrive
We seek to embed diversity of thought, background and experience in every aspect of our work. We are open, thoughtful and proactive in better understanding and challenging our assumptions to better deliver the change we seek.

Brave and open
We are brave and open; exploring new solutions to long-term problems, asking difficult questions well; learning from mistakes and challenging the status quo when needed.

Collaboration always
We will not succeed alone. We seek meaningful, productive partnership with others to achieve our mission and drive systems change for young people.