Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh Board of Directors Stand in Support of Our Black Community

For 50 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has been committed to improving the lives of children and families in our community. During these incredibly challenging and divisive times for our nation, we can and must do better to support Black people and anyone who faces prejudices. As supportive adult mentors, we have a responsibility to use our positions to help youth process the world around them.

The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh stands against racism and discrimination and plans to be a catalyst for change. Black lives do matter, and we stand in support of our Black colleagues, families, youth and community. On behalf of our board of directors, we welcome partner and community input on ways we can join forces to eradicate injustices for Black people and others who are victimized by such unfair practices. Our young people, especially young people of color, must be heard. Our Club staff is prepared to listen and stand up for them, and we will continue to offer an inclusive environment where young people of all races and backgrounds are encouraged to express themselves. We hear you and promise to keep the conversation going and be an integral part of the solution.

We must work together to ensure the future is great for the youth who are watching and counting on us.

DEI Committee

The Boys & Girls Club diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) committee is a group of employees, including senior leaders or executives, parents, board members, and community members that acts on behalf of the company to jumpstart and manage the diversity, equity and inclusion process for the Club.

The Committee works closely with senior leaders to ensure tight alignment with the organization’s overall strategy and and DEI goals.  This committee will meet monthly to discuss initiatives, progress, and other agenda items.

The DEI committee is a critical driver in fostering real organizational change, establishing a dedicated focus on diversity and inclusion priorities, and managing the DEI program. Moreover, they provide platforms for overseeing and assessing the effectiveness of the D&I function and introducing reform when needed.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to develop and nurture a community where everyone can reach their full potential at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. We provide resources that promote equal access and opportunity for all people in order to achieve a prosperous society, and we advocate for policies that promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce and our youth members. Our goal is to empower all members of our community in order to remove barriers throughout our campus caused by social injustice, inequality, and racial trauma. We are committed to engaging the voices of our community to promote equality and compassion for all.

Mission Statement

The mission of the DEI Committee will be to foster an environment that attracts the best talent, values diversity of life experiences and perspectives, and encourages innovation in pursuit of mission.