Empowering young people since 1844
The World Alliance of YMCAs supports and facilitates some 120 national YMCAs and four regional Alliances across the globe, to provide young people with safe spaces and opportunities to take an active role in transforming their communities. Collectively, the YMCA Movement reaches some 65 million people a year.
Our vision is a world where every person lives in harmony with self, with society and with creation.
The YMCA’s mission is to empower young people and communities worldwide to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive world, where every person can thrive in body, mind and spirit.
Cedric Dzelu of Ghana is an accomplished young leader in the YMCA Movement. Last year, the...30/11/2022
In 1983 the Director of Public Affairs for (the then combined) UK and Irish YMCAs, David B...29/11/2022
A first look at a new practical guide to activating Vision 2030 in YMCAs worldwide This su...22/11/2022
By Shakil Karim, USA The YMCA lead delegate shares his reflections from the 27th Confere...21/11/2022
By Tudor Rus, YMCA Romania Tudor has been with the YMCA for six years; he says his interes...17/11/2022