SRYPA is dedicated to providing youth with a positive educational activity that promotes and develops life skills. The members of our ensembles are our most important asset and their safety is our highest priority. All subsidiaries of Snake River Youth Performing Arts are governed by a strict code of conduct for all participants, staff, and volunteers. Any allegation regarding improper behavior of any kind is taken very seriously. While we hope that those who come in contact with our organization feel safe in raising concerns with SRYPA, we realize that it is essential to provide confidential and anonymous reporting of such concerns.
Participant Protection Reporting Policy
WGI Sport of the Arts (WGI) provides a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition. As a WGI participating ensemble, SRYPA values every participant, staff, volunteer and fan as a unique individual with inherent dignity regardless of race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, origin or cultural background. SRYPA also is committed to fostering positive and safe learning, performing, and working environments for all.
WGI and SRYPA strictly prohibit all conduct which could pose a threat to the safety of participants in our ensemble. This policy sets forth SRYPA's expectation that all individuals associated with our ensemble shall report certain kinds of misconduct without exception.
WHAT IS EXPECTED UNDER THIS POLICY? Anyone who receives information of any kind (oral or written, “informal” or “formal”) suggesting that misconduct related to participant safety has occurred that is connected in any way to individuals or activities associated with any SRYPA-sanctioned event or activity must report the matter immediately to SRYPA administration and the management of all Participating Groups or Circuit Partners with which the affected individual(s) are associated. A report to an appropriate law enforcement agency may also be appropriate and is always available, in the discretion of the person who receives information regarding potential misconduct. Misconduct related to participant safety that is covered by this policy includes:
● Any misconduct of a sexual nature or potentially classifiable as a sex offense under applicable law, including without limitation so-called “victimless” activities such as prostitution, pornography, and indecent exposure;
● Any misconduct in which actual or suggested sexual relations is an element;
● Any harassing conduct pertaining to, in whole or in part, an individual’s sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender expression; and
● Any conduct involving harm to a minor.
WHAT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN? Upon receiving a report of any such misconduct, SRYPA, WGI, the Participating Group, and/or the Circuit Partner shall conduct an effective internal investigation, report the matter to the appropriate law enforcement authorities as may be necessary, and take appropriate and effective remedial action under the circumstances.
Anyone found to have participated in misconduct that threatens the safety of a participant will be disciplined as SRYPA and/or WGI finds appropriate, up to and including a permanent ban from association with any SRYPA/WGI-sanctioned event in any capacity. SRYPA/WGI will not retaliate against anyone for reporting suspected misconduct or for participating in an investigation or inquiry, and SRYPA/WGI will not tolerate retaliation by any person or entity associated with any SRYPA/WGI-sanctioned event.
HOW CAN REPORTS BE MADE? A report can be made to SRYPA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via phone at 208-569-7335, or directly to any member of SRYPA Board of Directors. (Whistle Blower form coming soon.)