The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) is a multicultural youth chorus whose mission and values are deeply rooted in providing children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance. YPC is committed to empowering our youth and providing pathways to success through the arts so that each child, no matter what race, gender, socioeconomic background, or religion can reach their full potential.

YPC aims to create an inclusive culture that fosters acceptance and respect for diversity. In doing so, we seek to deepen understanding and knowledge among students of diverse backgrounds, cultivate empathy and collaboration, and promote student and staff wellbeing. Our youth and staff are enriched by and celebrate the diversity of our whole YPC community.

YPC therefore rejects all forms of racist behavior and is committed to the elimination of discrimination (including direct and indirect racism) in our organization, music curriculum, programs, activities, and in the learning and working environment.

YPC is committed to ensuring that individuals and groups are not disadvantaged because of their ethnicity, culture, gender identification or religious background. No student, employee, parent or community member should experience discrimination within the learning or working environment of the school or its activities.

Eradicating expressions of racism and discrimination in learning and working environments, and challenging the attitudes that allow them to emerge, is the shared responsibility of all.

Download YPC’s Racism and Discrimination Policy