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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.

YMCA Vision

Our vision is a world where every person lives in harmony with self, with society and with creation.

YMCA Mission

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.

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YMCA Vision 2030 adopted and underway

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Our Key Programmes

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  • GYM – Youth Roundtable

    Youth-led Roundtable – “The Young Decision-Makers Driving Youth-Led Solutions”  In the lead up to the main virtual events on 15…

  • GYM – Main Event

    Main/Plenary Event – “Unstoppable Together: Celebrating 2 Years of Youth-Led Global Action”  A high-level virtual event launching the Global Youth…

  • GYM – Projects Showcase

    Youth-led Solutions Projects Showcase A showcase of diverse and innovative youth-led projects from across GYM’s three core pillars – National…

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