The YoungArts Campus is situated on the traditional homeland of Native nations, including the Tequesta, the Calusa, the Taíno and today the Miccosukee and the Seminole. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and future; and recognize their continued existence and contributions to our community. As an organization with staff, alumni, teachers, partners and donors located in all 50 states, multiple U.S. territories and countries abroad, YoungArts acknowledges that Indigenous peoples are the traditional custodians of all lands.
Our Commitment to Inclusivity
At YoungArts we are committed to providing inclusive spaces that promote empathy, a sense of belonging and hold the greatest potential for transformation. We acknowledge all those who have come before and the sacrifices they made, and pledge to continue learning, researching and establishing authentic relationships with Indigenous peoples, to listen, support and honor the Native peoples of this land.
We believe that acknowledging Indigenous land is a necessary step toward honoring Native communities, and are engaging the Board of Trustees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, staff, alumni and partners to set measurable goals and a timeline for actions by July 2021.
Last updated January 25, 2021.