Y.O.U. embraces policies of inclusiveness to protect individuals against discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, age, or other categorizations used to oppress one group for the benefit of another. Y.O.U. works to provide information, skills, and leadership training to help empower youth. Y.O.U. also embraces student-centered learning (SCL), and works actively to promote SCL practices throughout the Manchester School District.