At Summer Springboard, diversity and inclusion are essential components our values and mission.

For SSB staff and students, as well as the communities we engage with, diversity is about fostering representation and providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. Similarly, inclusion is about building community and making everyone feel their voice is heard and welcome.

SSB invites teens the world over to participate in our programs regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, country of origin or any other basis.

As an organization, we understand the value of open dialogue and are committed to building bridges with communities around the world different than our own. Real, positive change only comes from openness, acceptance and a willingness to both embrace diversity and advocate for inclusion.

Respect is inherent in all of our interactions among students, staff and the communities. Respect means accepting and celebrating differences, and considering all points of view. That is the Summer Springboard way.

We’re committed to do our part to make the world a more respectful and accepting place for all.