During the Spring of 2023, our YMCA successfully completed four Scouting Reports, or informational sessions, with Orange Arrow. These sessions introduced Orange Arrow to our stakeholders (staff, volunteers, and members) and provided an overview of the work we are undertaking together over the coming months. A recording of the final Scouting Report is available here. Following the Scouting Reports, staff and volunteers were invited to complete two DEI surveys in anticipation of the Huddle Ups, or educational portion of the program. The dates and times for the Huddle Up sessions have been scheduled. Space is limited, so interested staff, volunteers, and members are encouraged to register as soon as possible. While it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions, it is highly recommended as the sessions build on each other.
Generously funded by the Eden Hall Foundation
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION EDUCATION SERIES START AUGUST 22ND
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is offering a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education Series starting on August 22nd. The series will begin with a session titled "Racial Equity Consciousness: An Overview." This session will provide participants with insights into understanding racial equity, its importance, and how it relates to building an inclusive and diverse community.
If you're interested in participating, find your class, date, and time below. All sessions build on the previous so we encourage you to participate as much as you can to get the most out of these trainings.
Follow the instructions provided by the YMCA to enroll or register for the DEI training program. This could involve filling out a registration form, providing necessary details, and making any required payments.
ATTEND THE TRAINING: Once you are registered, make sure to attend the training on the specified date and time. Be prepared to actively participate and engage in the learning process.
FEEDBACK AND FOLLOW-UP: After the training, consider providing feedback to the YMCA about your experience. This can help them improve their programs and cater to the needs of their participants better.
Racial Equity Consciousness: An Overview
Recognizing Racial Oppression | Advancing Racial Liberation
Examining Racial Identities | Addressing Racial Biases
Embracing Racial Diversity | Growing Racial Literacy
Building Racial Empathy | Enhancing Racial Stamina
Acknowledging Racial Trauma | Fostering Racial Healing