A call for change: Equity & Inclusion

We see you. We support you. We’re here for you.

To the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our communities, we recognize the deep pain and feelings of fatigue over injustices you face every day, and we want you to know we remain committed to fighting against racism and discrimination wherever and however it exists. We see you. We support you. We’re here for you.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is committed to advancing cultural equity and inclusion for ALL youth. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to provide youth a platform where their voices can be heard and be part of advancing systems change in our country. Together, we must listen and take action to ensure the future is great for the millions of kids that are counting on us.

Our pledge is to provide more solutions to support work on race, equity, and social justice so that kids, families, and our community can have a better tomorrow.

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our youth and families. Clubs are a safe space, and we remain committed to championing inclusivity, equity, and opportunity for our young people. Today, and every day, we stand in peace and unity with the community we serve.

Statement on Cultural Equity

In support of our mission, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is committed to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable organization.

DEFINITION OF CULTURAL EQUITY
Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people —including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development and implementation of youth programs; the fair financial and supervisory support of staff; and the leadership of the organization.