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Creating transformational communities

YMCA is the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world. Across England there are 114 YMCAs. Each one is a thriving and active community. A community that is transforming lives.

We focus on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.

We provide a wide array of community based activities and services to help meet local needs wherever we are based. To find out more about YMCA, download Creating transformational communities.

What we do

As the national council of YMCAs in England, we support local YMCAs by promoting high standards of working, sharing best practice, fundraising on their behalf, and partnering with them to deliver national projects. We give local YMCAs a national voice by speaking with government, key policy makers and national media, and we represent them by advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable young people in England. For more information visit  what we do