The world’s young people – often described as our future and our hope – desperately need us. They have told us so. And that is why the YMCA exists. This has been our reason for being from our humble beginnings, more than 170 years ago.
The YMCA is the world’s oldest and largest youth-serving NGO working to bring social justice and peace to young people and their communities, regardless of religion, race, gender or culture. We are a Christian and ecumenical movement aiming to empower young people. Today we are a trusted voice on the unmet needs of young people.