As 2017 ends and we enter 2018 I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to every single YMCA staff member and volunteer across the world who contributed to empowering young people wherever they were. Thank you for your friendship and your commitment across our global movement to serve more and more young people every day.
2017 was a good year for the World YMCA and we are entering 2018 with lots of energy and commitment.
The further implementation of our global YMCA strategy is outlined in some details in the attached annual work plan: the 2018 Playbook.
I take this opportunity to wish every one of you a Happy New Year with lots of blessings and joys for yourselves and your families and loved ones. God bless you all!
Johan Vilhelm Eltvik, Secretary General