Building Bridges: Diversity Awareness Month

October 02, 2014

 

At the Y, we know our communities are strongest when everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential and contribute their talents for the greater good."

At the Y, we know our communities are strongest when everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential and contribute their talents for the greater good. We work every day to welcome, educate and build bridges between people of all ages and from every walk of life, so that our changing communities are united and strong.

October is Diversity Awareness Month— an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the backgrounds and experiences that make each of us unique. The collective perspectives and contributions of all individuals, regardless of age, gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background, are a powerful force for change and help to move our communities and nation forward.

With more than 2,700 YMCAs across the U.S., and a presence in 119 countries, the Y builds bridges between diverse populations and brings people together to identify and meet the most pressing needs of our time. Here are a few examples:

To learn more about how the Y connects people from all walks of life to strengthen and unite communities, visit ymca.net/diversity-inclusion.