YMCA Change Agents

The Change Agents programme is back!

The YMCA Change Agent programme is a global leadership development programme to empower young leaders as change makers in their own communities.

Applications have been received, and the review process has begun. Look for an announcement soon to introduce the fifth cohort!

YMCA Change Agents are young volunteers and/or staff from YMCAs across the world who strengthen the YMCA so the YMCA can serve more young people. They participate in innovative and life changing experiences including online and face-to-face trainings, mentoring and local project development for expansion of youth services. They gain skills to help transform their YMCA and community and they build connections to an international network of other young leaders.

To support all Change Agents and ensure the programme is inclusive, translation options will be available.

Since 2014, 750 Change Agents have graduated and are leading change in 67 countries around the world. Change Agents are active and their projects are changing lives.

A look back: The 4th Cohort of Change Agents met from the 1-3 August 2019 at YMCA Fairthorne Manor, in Southampton, England. Catch the highlights on their experience on our YouTube channel.

Change Agents Organization informational overview

Change Agents_Organization informational overview