YMCA Czech Republic

Date of foundation of the YMCA: 

1921, re-established in 1990

While there were YMCA activities in the region during the First World War, an independent YMCA Czechoslovak was founded in 1921. In 1922, YMCA Czechoslovakia was accepted as a full member of the World Alliance of YMCAs. However, in 1948, YMCAs in the region were banned by the Communist regime. The YMCA was re-established in 1990. After the split of Czechoslovakia in 1992, the YMCA Czech Republic was officially founded. Today, it has 28 local associations with approximately 3,600 members. Still a member of the World Alliance of YMCAs, YMCA Czech Republic is also a member of YMCA Europe.