YMCA World Challenge 2020


To celebrate YMCA’s 176th anniversary in 2020, World YMCA is challenging people across the globe to connect with their communities and showcase their work while also having some fun striking the iconic Y-M-C-A pose to show we are “more than a song”.

YMCAs all over the world are invited to prepare events, parties, campaigns, and information stands for people in their community to learn more about their YMCA’s work and projects. To help promote your event, be sure to look through our suite of materials.

We then challenge you to join the global photo competition and submit photos of four people doing the iconic pose on social media during World Challenge Day using #YMCAChallenge. Follow the progress of the day by tuning into our “YMCA Newsroom” which will be live from Geneva with updates, interviews, stats and a global scoreboard tallying up all your photos by country!

Together we aim to show the public we are “more than a song”, promoting the best of what we do, all while having fun and getting our communities involved in the global photo challenge. So, organise your activities, get your cameras ready and let’s celebrate our birthday by being proud of who we are and what we do best!!!

For more information contact: change@ymca.int