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Young assisted apprentices thrive at YMCA gym

An Assisted Apprentice Scheme currently running at the Maidstone YMCA sports and community centre is reaping rewards for both young people and staff.

The scheme, funded by Kent County Council and coordinated by at the centre by Maidstone YMCA, has seen two apprentices pass through the door, picking up essential work skills on the way.

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YMCA runners smash fundraising targets at Virgin Money London Marathon

Amateur runners raised more than £40,000 to support YMCA services at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, the highest figure ever for the young people’s charity.

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Young people find their voices ahead of the General Election thanks to YMCA hustings events

Hundreds of young people from across the country added their voices to the election debate this year by taking part in YMCA hustings events.  Find out more


New funding to tackle young people’s mental health problems

YMCA England has been awarded a cash injection of £257,220 from the Department for Education to fund a new national project set up to tackle mental health issues in young people. Find out more


‘We Believe’ in change to improve chances for young people

In the lead up to the General Election in May, young people and staff from YMCAs across England are calling on politicians from all parties to consider the needs of young people, the future generation. Find out more


Prime Minister praises project providing young people with purpose

A creative culinary enterprise run in partnership with YMCA North London has earned a prestigious stamp of approval by the Prime Minister for helping homeless and vulnerable young people get ahead in life. Find out more


YMCA North Staffordshire plan to open grocery store in Spar partnership

In an innovative move to generate further sources of income and become less reliant on outside funding, YMCA North Staffordshire has announced exciting plans to open a grocery store. Find out more


Work begins on turning derelict hotel into multi-use facility

YMCA Somerset Coast is celebrating finally being able to start the building of a major £1.8million flagship project that combines housing for young people and facilities for the local community. Find out more


England striker cuts ribbon to open new YMCA housing

A new supported housing development for 16-25 year olds who would otherwise be unable to afford a place to live in Birmingham was officially opened by England football player Saido Berahino alongside local councillor Muhammad Afzal and CEO of YMCA Birmingham, Alan Fraser. Find out more


YMCA karate champs scoop seven medals

Seven members of a karate club based at the YMCA Hawker Centre (part of YMCA London South West) in North Kingston are returning from last month’s English Karate Championships as victors after winning a whopping seven medals last month. Find out more


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