ONE Collective Vision
UNITED In Diversity
What is YMCA Vision 2030?
YMCA Vision 2030 is a Movement-wide Vision statement, Mission statement, and four key areas of activity.
Shared by us all.
“The world needs the YMCA more than ever. Despite the threat of disconnection,
YMCAs have connected and collaborated in unprecedented ways. We have adapted, connected and reset globally.
Our vision, mission and goals have been co-created for greater global impact.
Let’s step up, and into our future. Let’s allow young people to shape it.
Now is the time for one vision. It’s time for our Vision 2030”
– Carlos Sanvee, Secretary General, World YMCA
The four key Pillars of Impact – each with a Belief, a Pledge and three Strategic Goals attached
Where we are
On 26 March 2022 the consolidated YMCA Vision 2030 was presented to the World YMCA Executive Committee, where it was approved for presentation at the 20th YMCA World Council in Aarhus, Denmark on Tuesday 5 July. Its long journey is nearly at an end!
Where we have come from
2019-2020: two years of consultation and co-creation, starting at our 175th celebrations and continuing through our collective debates reimagining ourselves in the face of COVID-19.
July 2021: a first draft of Vision 2030 was shared with the global YMCA family.
September 2021: World YMCA hosted four webinars to present Vision 2030: one in Spanish, one in French, two in English.
October 2021: phase 1 of the consultation ended, 15 October.
February 2022: a second draft of Vision 2030 was shared with the global YMCA family.
March 2022: phase 2 of the consultation ended, 12 March.
Hear about YMCA Vision 2030 from our President and Secretary-General (July 2021)
Every voice, every view counts – your National General Secretary in your own YMCA National Movement will coordinate consultations in your country.
At World YMCA, contact Razvan@ymca.int
We have a fabulous history, and a fabulous future.
We are following our North Star, for our young people to thrive in the world we want to see.
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