Diversity and Inclusion

Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at BBBSPGH

Abigail and Justayah

OUR COMMITMENT TO JEDI

Together we affirm that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to creating and cultivating a safe environment where all individuals feel respected and valued equally.

 
Big Lee and Little Lincoln

OUR STATEMENT

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.

OUR JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION FOCUS

It’s not enough to say we are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We have to work intentionally and diligently to bring about change in our organization and our communities. To ignite the potential of all young people, we have to ensure all young people have the opportunity to have a strong mentoring relationship in their lives. We are actively working to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our organization, and there are several initiatives that illustrate this commitment.

“So how do we stand together in a world that seems so divided? How do we empower kids along a path that is faced with so many challenges and uncertainties? These are questions we are all grappling with, but make no mistake, these are not new questions or challenges. In fact, Big Brothers Big Sisters was founded on the premise of creating innovation and solutions from some of the very challenges prevalent across our communities.”

Artis Stevens

Artis Stevens
President and CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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