The mission of Gateway for Kids is the pursuit of the following principles:
- Commitment: Gateway for Kids wants to inspire pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future.
- Responsibilty: The focus of Gateway for Kids is to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.
- Possibility: Gateway for Kids wants to expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.
- Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Gateway for Kids wants to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.