First Place for Youth Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

First Place for Youth believes our shared purpose, More is Possible, is a call to action for diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our policy and practice network. We are committed to becoming a more inclusive multicultural organization that prioritizes the belonging and quality of life of all our program participants and staff members.

We are dedicated to achieving these goals by addressing historical and structural inequities in the areas of race, power, and privilege and the needs, strengths, and challenges of historically systematically oppressed groups and identities.

We strive to amplify our democratic movement where everyone is included, and no one is absolved from responsibility in the work that lies ahead.

First Place acknowledges and honors that while we are committed to this journey, we have a ways to go to become more egalitarian in our operational systems and organizational structure.

To follow through with these goals, we must stay vigilant, hold ourselves accountable, and remember More is Possible when we are all committed in unity!

What’s Happening At First Place for Youth

Blog

Youth and Staff Gathered to Give Thanks

The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth.  But over the last week at all of our housing […]

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Impact Stories

Keke is Ready for a Construction Career!

“First Place is a really, really, really good program, and I wish people would join this program because they help […]

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Impact Stories

Meet Kaelyn, Future Licensed Vocational Nurse! 

My First Place™ participant and mother, Kaelyn, is working diligently to create a better life for her daughter. Because of […]

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Blog

Summertime Fun Across the State

Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]

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