DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
Kidstock!, a leader within the arts education field since 1992, aims to also lead as an all-inclusive organization focused on antiracism, multicultural celebration, and freedom of gender expression. As a theater dedicated to the growth and empowerment of young imaginations, we understand how important it is for young people to see themselves and their experiences reflected on our stages.
Kidstock! is committed to providing the opportunity for every child to create, imagine, learn, and experience the joy of theater, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, or immigration status. Kidstock!’s acceptance and respect for individual differences promotes unique ideas, meaningful programs, and creative solutions built upon this broad range of perspectives. We believe this attracts diversity, not only in our productions, but within our staff, volunteers, students and their families who are broadly representative of the surrounding communities of the Greater Boston area.
With the goal of inspiring our students to look beyond how their passion for the arts translates into adulthood, our unique style of educational creative theater empowers young imaginations and nurtures social empathy through the active examination of how characters experience and resolve problems and develops respect for group goals in teamwork and compromise.
As we work to inspire the next generation to explore the wonder of creative theater, we commit to making Kidstock! a more inclusive place where we all can see the diversity and expanding beauty of not just our own community, but of the world, reflected in all our programming.
We pledge to work towards achieving the highest standards of fairness and equity for all of our students and employees through diligent work in diversity training, employee self-reflection, sensitive adjustments to any unconscious bias and a long term commitment to dismantling racism. We, as educators, artists and community members strive to provide a safe, welcoming, and culturally conscious environment for every child and their family at Kidstock! Creative Theater.