- Who we are
- What we do
- Where we are
Empowering young people and communities to be and to lead the change they want to see
Founded in 1855, the World YMCA supports every YMCA in the world, in over 100 countries. Join our global movement.
local YMCA branches
65 million people
reached every year
Our latest news
Worldwide, our community has adopted one mission:
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.Learn more
There are 1.2 billion young people in the world aged 15-24
This is how we support them, and their communities:
We nurture young people in body, mind and spirit.
We support worthwhile jobs and sustainable livelihoods.
We channel young people's commitment to climate justice and sustainability
Young people demand justice. We amplify youth voices and actions in communities.
The Ignite Show
Watch the latest YMCA Ignite Show
The global YMCA has come together again – to ignite progress and take the next step on its shared YMCA Vision 2030 journey.
The third episode of The Ignite Show screened on Wednesday, 6 September 2023.
Watch the whole thing in playback, or choose individual segments!
Where we make our impact
We are in 120 countries. Find your National Movement:
YMCA Latin America & Caribbean
Regional HQ (Area Alliance)