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Healing and Pathways for Boys of Color

Racial Equity
Three YMCA associations in North Carolina participate in the first cohort of the national YMCA Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) Initiative led by Michael DeVaul with YMCA of the USA. While this work began prior to COVID-19, it’s more critical than ever, DeVaul said.
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Henderson Y Launches DIG Committee

Racial Equity
In the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd and other people of color in 2020, many Ys across the state and the country have taken action to focus with intentionality on diversity, equity and inclusion at their Ys and, in some cases, in their communities. 
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Greensboro Y Continues The 8:46 Series

Racial Equity
YMCA of Greensboro launched The 8:46 Series in August 2020, educating 900 community members on systemic racism and its impact on our society. Hosted by the Y and the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, the series returns this year with additional topics and experts to educate our community. 
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NC YMCAs Stand With You

Racial Equity
At the YMCA, we work to create a community in which every person feels valued, emboldened and loved. Like you, we struggle to make sense of the recent events in Minneapolis and all over our country. We recognize the pain, frustration and anger caused by the death of George Floyd and the long history and prevalence of systemic racism, and we stand united with our neighbors demanding change.
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