YMCAs in England and Wales impact on more than 600,000 lives every year. Through YMCAs’ work helping young people and communities with housing, health, training, education and more, we:

  • intensively support 228,000 young people every year;
  • provide nearly 11,000 beds for young people every night;
  • support almost 53,000 people engage in education, skills and training;
  • serve more than 660 different communities across the country.

In addition, our amazing volunteers dedicate almost 800,000 hours of their time to help young people.

Liam's story

Watch how our accommodation services helped Liam get off the streets.

Shannon's story

Find out how our youth services give Shannon hope.

Charlotte's story

Watch how Charlotte’s confidence grew with one of our health and wellbeing programmes.

Gabriel's story

Gabriel’s life changed when he started to receive support and advice from YMCA.

Subhana's story

Watch how Subhana turned her life around with training and education.

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YMCA Stories

Read more about the young people we have helped.