MyPath Company creates diversity, equity and inclusion initiative to better serve those in need

A local organization is looking to make a lasting impact in the community by starting internally with a new diversity and inclusion initiative.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 7:59 AM
Updated: Jun 14, 2021 10:06 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Lafayette life-skills program is working to build a better community starting internally. The T.C. Harris School and Academy now has a new diversity training initiative for employees.

The program serves about 100 kids and young adults and it provides life, educational, and behavioral skills. Most of the people in the program are working through various tough life circumstances and challenges. That's why creating a diverse and inclusive team of workers is at the company's forefront.

Through activities and small groups, they'll be learning how to cater to people of all ethnicities and sexual orientations. Tenecia Waddell-Pyle, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director for MyPath said what they do internally will carry on throughout the community.

"We really just want to be able to create a ripple effect rooted in our organization," said Waddell-Pyle. "When you have diversity in a workplace not only does it enhance productivity, engagement but also innovation."

She is hoping more local organizations try to implement an initiative like this as well.

"You have people that come from a beautiful diverse spectrum and you want to make sure that everybody feels included, you want to make sure that you have practices that support your diverse background and make things equitable for your organization," said Waddell-Pyle.

The plan on how to execute this initiative is in the works now. The hope is to start seeing its impact a few months down the line.

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