One Million Voices – Excitement is building!

Date: 20 March 2013

Excitement is building! The World YMCA’s One Million Voices research project with young people aged 15 to 24 is gathering momentum.

YMCAs of Australia, England, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Ireland, India, Macedonia, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Gambia, Sierra Leone, South Africa have communicated their willingness to be involved. The World YMCA asks you to join this game changing opportunity.

Outcomes: The World YMCA’s One Million Voices (OMV) project will contribute to the understanding of youth perspective on social justice issues and barriers and opportunities relating to employment, health, civic engagement, and organizational involvement. We will hear young people 15 to 24 years’ collective and individual orientation on individual, family, and society, and present and future orientation. The learning will inform the policies and practices of youth-serving agencies everywhere, inspire new programmes, funders and advocates for empowering youth.

Outputs: Each National YMCA will receive their own national data set on the results for their country and a Global report that will be both graphical and narrative.
Pilot project phase from June 2013 to December 2013.
Project implementation from January 2014 to November 2015.     

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is sharing their learning from their Work4Youth project and they are offering their expertise and learning on youth employment from their extensive experience.

We are hearing that everyone is talking about youth voice, youth research, and youth expectations. The question is whether the YMCA worldwide is going to be leading or following? YMCAs are saying they want to lead.

Be part of the process to engage and involve youth voice! Send us an email and sign on.

Contact us today for more information on the World YMCA’s One Million Voices project at:  

World E-News – March 2013