Inclusion & Diversity @ BFC

Berkshire’s Equity Statement

The Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth community stands committed to embracing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

  

We vow to begin our journey by looking inward – by examining all biases and judgements while acknowledging both privilege and power. We are committed to better understanding privilege whether it be through race, gender, sexual identity, religion, ability, or other forms. Once fully acknowledged, we pledge to use the identified privilege to advocate for others. We understand that the work we do fosters change that will create a positive, ripple effect within our agency and in the community.

We at Berkshire Farm Center stand committed to becoming an all-inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization that encompasses a sense of belonging for all staff members, children and families, and community partners who join us in our mission. We are committed to dismantling barriers and ideology that reinforce a non-inclusive environment.

We are dedicated to remaining open-minded, respectful, and actively choose learning over comfort. We acknowledge that everyone is on their own journey, and we strive to cultivate a culture of non-judgement, to choose words carefully, show compassion, extend grace, and consistently strive to become an advocate and ally for others.