Young people have to be
at the centre of the world’s great post-Covid ‘reset’

2021: a message from our Secretary General
YMCA and Covid in 2020

A story of resilience and hope

World YMCA and five other youth organizations join WHO
in launching global mobilization to respond
to disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on young people

We call on governments and policymakers to put young people at the heart of the solutions when it comes to pandemic and post-pandemic recovery efforts

Download the "Young People Championing Post-Pandemic Futures" position paper
International Day of Education
24 January 2021
Equipping the YMCA Digital Generation
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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.

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    Please ‘Save the Date’ for 27 January and be ready to join us online at 14:00 Geneva time as we present the results…

  • World YMCA global leadership Meeting

    From 25 to 27 February 2021, the World YMCA will hold the YMCA National General Secretaries (NGS) conference and the…

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