YMCA 21 Day Equity Challenge

January 11-31, 2021

The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity affects our lives and our communities. We are inviting our staff, leaders, members, and communities to join us as we explore bias, food insecurity, racial injustice, systems thinking, dimensions of diversity, health disparities, and more, by taking the 21-Day Equity Challenge.

Participants will receive daily email prompts to engage in readings, conversations, podcasts, and videos to introduce them to, or further their knowledge on, topics aimed at understanding and advancing equity.

How Do I Participate?

Sign up for daily Challenge email prompts has ended, but visit this webpage daily, from January 11th-31st, to view each day's topics and learnings.


Working towards advancing equity is a collective effort that requires individual, organizational and societal change. There is no equity without action. Equity is an outcome of intentional and community-driven diversity, inclusion and engagement work towards systems change to strengthen a foundation that ensures fair and impartial treatment for everyone.

This 21 days is our commitment to taking action, to learn and unlearn, to grow and reflect, and to do it together.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas' Commitment to Inclusion: The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.