Before asking offenders to change their values, as providers, we must first examine our own core values:
Fresh Start Outlook
BLAST believes that every offender is a human being in need of a true second chance. We will treat every offender with respect, regardless of background or personal history.
BLAST believes that leadership should carry responsibility, humility and service. It is, together with our partners, donors and volunteers, our privilege to serve the prison and wider communities.
Love - "Love is a verb..."
BLAST is commited to service in love. Our staff, volunteers and leaders will serve without conceit, nor seek our own way. BLAST will provide to fulfil the need not our own egos and we will always rejoice in the truth and seek out the best in others.
BLAST embraces a pioneering spirit and are constantly in the pursuit of innovation and improvement in our efforts to help others. BLAST expects dramatic change. BLAST is committed to seeing beyong the current perception, and even the current reality, to break stereotypes and shape new futures.
BLAST believes that without accountability, neither BLAST participants, nor the mentors with whom BLAST work will be transformed by the programme. For this reason, BLAST will only commit effort, time and resource to those who demonstrate repentance and the desire to introduce a seed change in their life.
BLAST will show total honesty and integrity in all its works and dealings. This also demands our being forthright and honest with ourselves, and the evaluation of any criticism of our mission.
BLAST places great emphasis on delivery. BLAST will deliver outstanding and training and results. BLAST will practice what we preach. Self-discipline is a core element of the culture of our mission.
Work is an important part of life and it should be fun and rewarding. BLAST seeks to create a work environment that encourages laughter, imagination, fellowship and creativity. BLAST regularly celebrates positive results and recognise those involved in their success.
BLAST is dedicated to their pursuit of excellence, in every area of our work. BLAST sets best standards of excellence in leadership and performance throughout our mission and demand them from our partners.
BLAST is committed to due-diligence; we will use donors' funds as proscribed, with the utmost responsibility and cost effective efficiency to achieve our missions' strategic goals, without compromise to our missions' core objectives.