Safety First

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Youth Association

Safety is our #1 priority:

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At Bryant Youth Associations, there is nothing more important than the safety of our youth members. We work every day to create a safe, fun environment, so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life.

We do not tolerate inappropriate behavior of any kind, including child sexual abuse or misconduct. From strict adherence to policies & guidelines within our facilities & staffing structure, to equipping young people with the critical thinking & social-emotional skills to make healthy, safe choices, ensuring our members are safe is the first step to their success.

For the nearly half a million young people who enter the doors of a Youth Association each day, we offer safe, inclusive spaces & experiences that empower members’ learning & growth.

Bryant Youth Association continually updates & innovates robust safety policies, programs & training for local Club staff & volunteers that are designed to protect young people from threats that are present in our society. We implement layers of safety policies & guidelines to keep our kids safe including:

  • Mandatory criminal background checks.
  • We are required to immediately report any incident regardless of severity to the appropriate authorities.
  • We have a Board led Safety Committee elevating safety to the highest level of governance.
  • We are required to complete mandatory annual safety assessments.
  • Bryant Youth Association engages leading 3rd party safety experts on training, policies & resources.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Center for Disease Control and Prevention