Dear friends,

COVID persists in making our lives difficult: we have cancelled our planned end-October leadership meetings in person, and moved them all online. We urge you all to stay safe, be vaccinated, and to continue to look out for all those in our communities who need help.

But the YMCA persists, too, in making our lives less difficult – in bringing life and hope to young people. See below:

  • 4 October: join our fifth and final information webinar on YMCA Vision 2030 – we’ve had tremendous engagement so far. Register here right up to the event. Meanwhile all National Movement responses to the first round of consultation must be received by 15 October. Thank you. We are co-writing our future: be part of it!
  • 10 October: please, join us for three hours of exceptional content and interaction at the third YMCA Youth Led Solutions Summit on Wellbeing, on World Mental Health Day, 10 October. Register here until Saturday 23:59. The YMCA is unique in nurturing body, mind and spirit, and our mental wellness is key to our health.
  • 1 November: follow the YMCA team attending COP 26 – YMCA youth are passionate advocates for climate responsibility and justice, and we’re going to tell stories from the world over to to prove it.
  • Do check out the second edition of our new and important section on Partnerships and Funding below. Each month we try and select the best of the opportunities out there for our young people to pursue.

Thank you as always for journeying with the YMCA. If you want to be inspired by fine young people doing remarkable things in very, very tough circumstances, read our YMCA Myanmar story, and please, donate to support them if you can.


Carlos Sanvee, Secretary General, World YMCA

Read our October 2021 Newsletter