Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) stands with our community and people across the country calling for racial justice and equity. We reject the injustice and systemic racism that oppress people of color and other marginalized communities. We are heartbroken by the images of violence against fellow Black Americans that have become all too common. Black Lives Matter.

The mission of BYS is to promote the social and emotional well-being of young people. We want all youth to feel safe, that they matter, they belong, and have hope for the future. Systemic racism makes it far harder for people of color to have these core needs met.

We pledge to listen, learn, ask ourselves difficult questions and take action to work for equity and inclusion.

I enjoy that BYS is always there for anyone regardless of orientation.