Mission, Vision, Values


Every child in the Ross Valley School District will have access to a complete education that includes meaningful and sustained exposure to the arts and other vibrant educational programs as an essential part of the student’s school experience.


The YES Foundation secures the necessary funding and advocates for programs that provide all children access to a complete education, including meaningful and sustained exposure to the arts and other vibrant educational programs.

Core Values
Advocacy   YES will champion the arts and other vibrant educational programs, playing an active role in ensuring their quality and sustainability.
Collaboration   Parents, teachers, administrators and community members work collaboratively with the district to identify program needs, to set program priorities, and to develop and sustain excellent programs.
Commitment   Communities are responsible to their children for the quality of their education.
Equity   The programs YES funds are district-wide, providing equitable opportunities to all RVSD students.
Exposure   Sustained exposure to the arts and vibrant educational programs is a vital part of each child’s school experience.
Self-Expression   Children thrive in an educational environment that promotes engaged learning and provides diverse opportunities to develop skills for self-expression.