Our Core Values - National Ability Center

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Words we work, live and play by

Our Core Values embody who we are as an organization AND a community. Along with our mission, they guide our decisions and inspire us to make a difference every day. Share these values? Join us!


Move Mountains

At the NAC, we approach every obstacle as on opportunity and thrive on grit, resilience, and a “never give up” attitude to overcome what many believe impossible. We live by the motto “I can do this” and work to spread this attitude to those we encounter.


Reach The Summit

We strive for excellence in everything that we do and encourage our participants, athletes, and volunteers to do the same. Whether a Paralympic athlete or mounting a horse for the very first time, we each work every day towards our personal gold and our very best in every endeavor.


Belay On

We are accountable. To each other, to our community, to our participants, and to our donors. You can count on us to say what we do and do what we say. 


Blaze New Trails

We are industry leaders. We are innovative and resourceful, and look ahead for opportunities that advance the adaptive nation and expand beyond our current horizon.


All Forward

We paddle together and work as a team – understanding others through empathy and compassion, regardless of background or ability. We learn and grow as individuals and an organization by considering what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes, and together we are stronger.


Take The Reins

Every individual involved with our organization is empowered to take the reins and recognize that there is dignity in risk. We believe each of us and those we serve need to feel responsible for our own future and personal goals. You, with us cheering you on, are the change – and the future of the adaptive.


Dress In Layers

No matter the weather changes, environmental shifts and circumstances, or changes in physical ability, we are prepared. We are adaptive, flexible, and ready to use change as a new experience and opportunity.