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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  • Youth Led Solutions Summit on Mental Health and Wellbeing

    On World Mental Health Day, Sunday 10 October 2021 (14:00-17:00 CEST), the YMCA Movement presents its Youth Led Solutions Summits…

  • World YMCA meetings

    YMCA National General Secretaries 27-28 October; World YMCA Executive Committee 29-30 October; Extraordinary YMCA World Council (on constitutional changes) 30…

  • COP26 summit

    The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 –…

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