Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Ocean County YMCA

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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. We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion practices in our community.

“At the center of the YMCA’s international logo is a verse of Christian scripture, John 17:21 – “that they all may be ONE…” Systemic racism, hate and violence strike against the very core of the YMCA’s Mission that everyone is entitled to build a healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body. At the Ocean County YMCA, we stand with all our neighbors as ONE to seek justice, unity, peace, and the eradication of systemic racism.”

We Believe

At the Ocean County YMCA, we believe our communities are stronger when everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our policies, practices and programs must advance our organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion. We must sustain our support for newcomers and immigrants, in partnership with our colleagues at Ys in 120 countries. We must ensure all people – across all dimensions of diversity – feel welcome and valued as part of the Y family.

Statement from President & CEO of the Ocean County YMCA, Peter T. Rosario

Click here to view message from our President & CEO, Peter Rosario, regarding Systemic Racism, hate and violence.

Celebrating Black Leaders at the YMCA

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