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Pillar 1:
Community
Wellbeing

We create environments where everyone can thrive in Body, Mind and Spirit

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1 in 7

young people aged 5-19 worldwide experience a mental health disorder (UN/WHO)

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36%

of young people report being in a physical fight in the past year (WHO)

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81%

of adolescents don’t meet the World Health Organization’s recommended levels of physical activity (WHO)

Our latest Community Wellbeing news

Empowering young people through basketball

21 December 2023

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Metropolitan YMCA Singapore: Journeying together for me...

24 October 2023

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World Mental Health Day: YMCAs worldwide raise awarenes...

10 October 2023

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Programmes at YMCA Cayman Islands provide a safe learni...

19 June 2023

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Feature Story

Community Wellbeing: What does it mean for YMCAs?

When we talk about the four Pillars of Impact of YMCA Vision 2030 – Community Wellbeing, Meaningful Work, Sustainable Planet and Just World – we understand the words. But do we know what they really mean?

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Our three Community Wellbeing goals

Our Belief

The YMCA believes that every person should have the means to grow and thrive in body, mind and spirit, while taking care of their individual and collective wellbeing.

Our Pledge

By 2030 the YMCA will co-create, provide and advocate for high-quality, relevant and sustainable health and wellbeing solutions to young people and communities worldwide.

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Internal YMCA Transformation

The YMCA Movement will review and develop relevant policies and practices so that its staff and volunteers at all levels work in a culture where individual, organisational and community wellbeing is a fundamental priority.

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Global Advocacy

The YMCA effectively champions improved policies and practices for keeping children and young people safe from harm, abuse and neglect at local, national and global levels.

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Community Empowerment

By 2030 the YMCA strengthens and expands safe, inclusive spaces at all levels, empowering every person we serve to care for their physical, spiritual and mental health, and the broader wellbeing and resilience of their families and communities.

Our Belief

The YMCA believes that every person should have the means to grow and thrive in body, mind and spirit, while taking care of their individual and collective wellbeing.

Our Pledge

By 2030 the YMCA will co-create, provide and advocate for high-quality, relevant and sustainable health and wellbeing solutions to young people and communities worldwide.