SA Youth is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We keep this commitment at top of mind when hiring staff, identifying the Board of Governors, and designing programming. We embrace and celebrate SA Youth students, staff, and the Board of Governor’s differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make the individuals of SA Youth unique.

SA Youth’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.

All SA Youth students, staff, and the Board of Governor have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work and at all SA Youth programs and events. 

Any employee found to exhibit any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action. Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor and/or Human Resources

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