Diversity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Inclusion

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.

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For All

For all is a simple but powerful phrase. Without it, the Y mission is incomplete. Our commitment to inclusion creates better communities, a better country and a better world.

We know that the key to effectively empowering young people to reach their full potential, improving individual and community well-being, and inspiring action in our communities is a passionate, experienced and diverse array of staff, volunteers and members who value what everyone brings to the table.

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International Coalitions

In a coalition, YMCAs in the United States partner with Y-USA to strengthen international YMCAs. Y-USA facilitates dialogue and coordinates financial and technical assistance. Local US YMCAs share leadership to ensure broad-based participation. Coalitions provide space for Y-to-Y partnership priorities as well as focus on national larger issues.

The First Coast YMCA is part of the South African and Philippines YMCA Coalitions.

All Are Welcome Here

In keeping with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, our policies are created to ensure everyone feels welcome at the Y. We will not tolerate behavior from anyone that would make our members and guests feel unsafe or unwelcome. We will promptly investigate any complaint of disrespectful or inappropriate conduct.

Code of Conduct