Our Promise | YMCA of Greater Birmingham

Our Promise

CODE OF CONDUCT

At the YMCA of Greater Birmingham (YMCA), we expect staff, members and guests to behave in accordance with our mission and
values at all times, respecting the rights and dignity of others. At the YMCA we demonstrate Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and
Honesty by:
• Speaking in respectful tones, refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language, and dressing appropriately
• Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest and caring manner – never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures
• Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public – abstaining from contact of a sexual nature
• Respecting the property of others – never engaging in theft or destruction
• Creating a safe, caring environment – never carrying firearms or weapons
• Participating in programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body – never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession
of illegal drugs or narcotics or the unsanctioned use of alcohol on YMCA premises
Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct and regulations is essential. Noncompliance may result in suspension or termination of
YMCA employment and/or membership privileges.

THE Y’S BELIEFS

We believe that when we devote our full strength to the Y’s mission and cause, work in partnership with others, and build on our history of innovation, we can address the most pressing issues of our time unlike any other organization.

We believe all people have potential.

We believe active and connected families make for active and connected communities.

We believe in a holistic approach to development, promoting healthy spirit, mind, and body.

We believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.

We believe in honoring our mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self.


At the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, we strive to live these beliefs every day. To do so, we have developed OUR PROMISE guidelines: to our members, to our youth, to our volunteers, to our donors, to our community, and to our staff – each other.

We ask that you join us by honoring these beliefs throughout your YMCA experience, and by using the OUR PROMISE guidelines, to hold us accountable every day.

OUR PROMISE TO MEMBERS
OUR PROMISE TO YOUTH AND TEENS
OUR PROMISE TO VOLUNTEERS
OUR PROMISE TO DONORS
OUR PROMISE TO THE COMMUNITY
OUR PROMISE TO STAFF

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