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 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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Learn more about DayStar, a day training facility for adults with disabilities, is located at the Barco-Newton Family YMCA and the Dye Clay Family YMCA.
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.