Diversity & Inclusion

    DIVERSITY & INCLUSION


    USA Taekwondo is devoted to developing and celebrating diversity, increasing equality throughout our community, and constantly seeking to create an atmosphere where we are empathetic to our differences and that everyone within USA Taekwondo truly has a sense of belonging.

    USA Taekwondo is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity. Our goal is to ensure equity by providing resources that are in line with the needs of our community. Diversity is opening our doors to everyone, inclusion ensures that everyone feels welcome, and equity guarantees that everyone has the necessary tools to succeed.

    In 2024, USA Taekwondo will begin the Club of Excellence Program that will recognize the efforts of club owners including in the area of diversity and equity. We hope the resources below are beneficial to you!

    GET STARTED IN 5 EASY STEPS

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      STEP 1

      Designate a group of people within your organization to help lead diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Make sure this group is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences, and is open to learning new things, comfortable in uncomfortable situations and enthusiastic about leading these initiatives.

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      STEP 2

      Write a DEI statement with impactful words that demonstrates your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Publish and actively promote your DEI statement to your members (players, parents, coaches, volunteers and staff) as a way to spread awareness.

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      STEP 3

      Determine your organization’s objectives around your diversity, equity and inclusion commitment. Set monthly goals and realistic milestones as a way to hold yourselves accountable within your plan.

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      STEP 4

      Develop an outreach strategy and plan with a timeline to help grow your organization, keeping diversity, equity and inclusion top-of-mind. Research what similar organizations are doing within their communities and don’t be afraid to get creative.

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      STEP 5

      Actively reassess your organization’s DEI plans as a way to check in with what is or is not working as you execute your plan. Check in with members of your organization to get their feedback and ideas when reevaluating goals, plans, strategies, timelines and programs.

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      BEST PRACTICES

      USA Taekwondo is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity. Our goal is to ensure equity by providing resources that are in line with the needs of our community. Take a look at this USATKD Best Practice Guide for key strategies and implementation guidelines. Utilize these ideas in addition to your own to create a diverse and inclusive environment within your community.

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