PRO Youth & Families commits to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the programs we run, the communities we serve, and within our organization:
We commit to providing opportunities for continuous learning and growth for our staff and leadership on the history and impact of racism, white supremacy, systemic oppression and cultural competence in order to create a culture of accountability within our organization.
- We commit to the continuous creation of sustainable opportunities to empower youth of color to leverage and advocate for policy changes that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- We commit to hiring staff, leadership and board of directors of racial and ethnic diversity to better represent the populations we seek to serve.
- We commit to using PRO’s resources to leverage the capacity of organizations and leaders that represent and address the needs of disenfranchised and vulnerable populations.
- We commit to not be complicit to and profit from the systems that perpetuate racial inequality.
We will strive to leave an eternal positive fingerprint on this community, and aspire to leave a lasting ripple effect in the lives of the youth we serve and lead. Our values will place us on the right side of social justice, we will be found on the right side of history, and we will be an example to future generations through our values and actions, not just our words.