Child Safety Statement
Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA’s Response to Recent Michigan Court Case Involving Gymnastics
Though this situation does not involve the YMCA, we wanted to let you know that the safety and well-being of children in our care always has been and always will be a top priority. We have a series of measures in place to keep kids safe. Our YMCA currently:
- conducts criminal background checks, sex offender registry checks and reference checks on all staff prior to hiring;
- requires staff to complete training on recognizing and preventing abuse;
- prohibits staff from being alone with a child where they cannot be observed by others; and
- reports any allegations or suspicions of abuse to law enforcement.
Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA has served our community with distinction and pride as an organization focused on youth development. We are committed to helping kids grow up happy, healthy, and strong.