Our well-being: Is intertwined with the well-being of others in the community, including our youth, families, staff, board, and partners. Well-being is enhanced when this community commits to practices that promote anti-racism, inclusivity, equity, and justice.
Our nation was built on systems, structures, and a dominant culture that upholds divisions and allocates resources based on race, gender, class, origin, and other attributes.
Our industries (nonprofit, youth development, education, outdoors, etc.) have marginalized minority populations of all kinds, leading to the exclusion of important, impacted voices and existences.
Our organization has a role to play to disrupt oppressive systems of inequality and must start by understanding how we’ve benefited from and helped to perpetuate them.
Our Youth: City Kids youth enter with, rely on, and leverage personal successes and resources that exist outside of City Kids and serve as driving forces in their success.
Our homage: Anti-racism work has been ongoing and evolving for centuries. City Kids continues to learn from and pay homage to the individuals, organizations, movements, lands, animals, and those with and before us who have led the way.