Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
What does Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion mean to KDO? It’s all about the children. This relentless focus on the children consistently guides KDO’s mission, business model, and growth. It dictates a strong commitment to respecting high standards, excellence, and stewardship every step of the way. Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion have been embedded in KDO’s mission from the start.
KDO offers its programs to school-age children in Indianapolis public and charter schools. These schools are made up of 70.3% minorities, including immigrant populations. More than 80% of the students are on the free/reduced meal program. Our KDO Dancers with Disabilities program reaches children with developmental disabilities. In all, more than 2,000 children participate in KDO’s programs every year.