At New Pathways for Youth, we believe that celebrating diversity is key to creating a more inclusive and tolerant society. Celebrating Diversity Month was initiated in April of 2004 to celebrate, recognize and honor diversity. When we recognize and celebrate our differences and similarities, we can gain a deeper understanding of those around us.
Diversity Month is an opportunity to honor the unique and varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that make up our world. By understanding these varied experiences, we hope that there will be a larger sense of compassion that will lead to improved equity.
At New Pathways for Youth, we are dedicated to providing youth with the support, stability and skills needed to reach their full potential. We strive to create an environment that values and celebrates diversity. We recognize that creating an environment of acceptance and respect is essential to creating a more inclusive and tolerant world for all. It’s important to us that our youth can see themselves in their mentors.
We strive to create a safe space for young people to explore their identity, develop relationships, and learn how to navigate the world. Building a safe, diverse community will allow our youth to have a trusting, accepting environment, ultimately opening up more opportunities for our young people to feel heard and seen without judgement.
This Diversity Month, we want to encourage everyone to take the time to celebrate the diversity in your lives. From recognizing our own unique identities to embracing those around us, we want to create a world where everyone feels safe, seen and heard. The ultimate goal is to create an equitable and fair society.