DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
At the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, we are dedicated to fostering a culture that promotes the goals of accepting, respecting and valuing differences amongst all members, staff, volunteers and guests, and creates a welcoming environment to ensure the YMCA experience is inclusive and open to all.
DIMENSIONS OF DIVERSITY
The Y is made up of people from all walks of life who are joined together by a shared commitment to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
This Diversity Wheel diagram represents the various dimensions of diversity. To truly be inclusive and welcoming to all, it is critical to understand the many factors that make up and influence a person's individuality. If we hold too narrow a view of what constitutes diversity, we will miss opportunities to effectively engage, connect and serve ALL members of our communities.
To learn more about our YMCA culture click here, or watch the video below.