Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, programs provide key values and skills that are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
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Youth development is a core Y value. This is why the safety of all children in our care is our number one priority. Staff and volunteers at Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi follow our Code of Conduct to ensure the safety of all children who come through our doors, whether they’re regular program participants or only visit once a year.
In addition to our Code of Conduct, the Y also has a number of safety measures intended to keep kids safe. This includes criminal background checks on staff and volunteers; required staff training on recognizing and preventing abuse; and prohibiting staff/volunteers from being alone with a child where they cannot be observed by others; limiting staff contact with children outside of Y programs; and reporting any allegations or suspicions of abuse to law enforcement.
If you have questions about the Y’s Code of Conduct or our child safety measures policy, please contact Stella Patino at firstname.lastname@example.org.