Diversity refers to the wide range of dimensions around which people in our society differ. These dimensions include race, culture, language, gender, religion, class, age, gender identity or expression, and mental/physical ability. Honoring Diversity in afterschool programs means seeing differences as opportunities, not as problems. It involves understanding, respecting, and incorporating the wide range of experiences young people bring to afterschool programs. It means creating inclusive environments where people of all backgrounds feel welcome and valued.