We’ve begun taking steps to be a more positive presence in our community.
First, we’re making our spaces more accessible to those who want to experience climbing but are financially unable to, by dedicating $500,000+ in sponsored access to Brooklyn Boulders starting October 1.
We are also reforming our management team to help create long-term change. You can read a letter to our community from our new Interim CEO here.
Internally, our People team is working to create more equitable processes for growth within our organization that will empower more people of various backgrounds to lead.
We are also hiring and welcoming new, diverse staff to join our culture, where we now give our team members formalized volunteer time off to encourage them to spend time on causes they’re passionate about in their community. We’ve established staff committees as well, so our local team members can be more involved in the decisions that impact them.
In the coming weeks, we’ll roll out new initiatives so that members of the BKB community can impact future club upgrades and community donations. This is just the beginning of the work we’re doing to make BKB more inclusive and climbing more accessible for all.