Our Focus

The YMCA believes in the unlimited potential of young people to use their ideas, talents and voice for the greater good. YMCAs in 12,000 communities across 119 countries share a commitment to empower youth – from childhood to young adulthood – with the support they need to reach their full potential and create a better future for all.

World YMCA is committed to promoting empowerment, social justice and peace for young people and their communities through a focus on key areas – health, employment, civic engagement and the environment. Key World YMCA initiatives include: