During Black History Month, BGCCI celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black individuals and communities in the United States and around the world. We remain committed to inclusivity, equity, and opportunity for ALL young people, as well as championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable organization.
Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people - including but not limited to those who have been historically under-represented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion - are represented in the development and implementation of youth programs; the fair financial and supervisory support of staff; and the leadership of the organization.
In January, Club members created artwork in recognition of influential Black people from around the globe that include historical figures, world leaders, athletes, and celebrities for USCellular's third annual Black History Month Art Contest. The 10 finalists were chosen based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme, and overall impression.
For the first time, public voting is available online! We encourage everyone to check out the art and vote online. Voting is open through February 28. Anyone age 18 or older can vote once for their favorite artwork. The top 3 will be announced in March.