Diversity Policy

Organizational Diversity

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) values all board members, staff and constituents and the diverse perspectives they bring to our organization.

The goal of KIDS for the BAY is for the diversity of our organization to reflect the diversity of our constituency.

We provide professional development for our staff and strive to develop culturally literate, multicultural leaders in the field of environmental education.

KIDS for the BAY Programs

The goal of KIDS for the BAY is equal access to environmental science education for children from all cultural backgrounds. KftB teaching strategies, including child-centered learning and bilingual education, help to ensure equal access to learning for all students.

Where possible, students with special educational needs are encouraged to participate in our programs. Delivering programs that focus on hands-on, child-centered learning helps to create equal access for special educational needs students.

Programs for schools include lessons on environmental health and environmental justice issues that affect the communities we partner with.

KftB environmental education programs are grounded in anti-sexist, anti-racist and anti-homophobic practice, both in teaching strategies and curricula.

KftB provides Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Culturally Responsive Classroom Management trainings for our year-round staff to help promote inclusive, equitable teaching environments for all KftB programs.