Our Breaking Down Barriers

This moment in American History requires all of us to act against racism and inequity. In response to that call, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford will double our efforts in the community and reaffirm where we stand:

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford stands
against racism and inequity. The principle of
equity acknowledges that there are historically
marginalized, underserved and
underrepresented populations. We believe all
young people should be afforded the guarantee
of fair treatment, access and opportunity. Our
mission compels us to support youth in reaching
their full potential, which includes identifying
and helping to eliminate barriers that prevent
the full participation and advancement of some
groups in this country, particularly Black, Brown,
Indigenous and other persons of color”.

Our Desired Outcomes

Set the Example
BGCH will set the example of diversity, equity and inclusion and serve as a
resource for local youth agencies in achieving the same.

Safe Spaces
BGCH will provide safe spaces for youth and train staff and volunteers to
use trauma-informed practices through programs, mentoring and, where
applicable, counseling.

Social Responsibility
Club members will understand the importance of social responsibility and
will be empowered to take part in civic engagement that will lead to positive
change.

Social Reform
Together, we will work to achieve social reforms to address barriers to youth
success in areas including health, education, housing, criminal justice and
policing.