Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement & Messages

Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement

"The Summit Area YMCA is committed to creating a culture in which diversity and inclusion are integral to everyday operations. Our Y will empower communities through access to the support and connections all people need to learn, grow, and thrive. Through welcoming, inclusive practices and environments, we will welcome and engage all people from all diverse groups of the community to help and impact lasting, meaningful change."

—Approved by the Summit Area YMCA Board of Trustees, February 2017


messages to the community

6/1/2020 Black Lives Matter: Together We Can Do Better Statement of Solidarity

1/8/2021 Response to Riots in U.S. Capitol: Remaining Steadfast to our Mission & Core Values

2/24/2021 Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Supporting Our Asian Community & Denouncing Racism, Xenophobia & Hate Crimes

5/22/2022 Response to Buffalo: We Have More Work to Do