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Youth Matters is back! YMCA’s national awards scheme for inspiring young people and youth services opens for nominations

Youth Matters, YMCA’s national youth awards scheme for young people, has returned for the eighth year running … and nominations are now open!

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YMCA celebrating 172 years of giving young people a voice

YMCA is preparing to celebrate 172 years of giving young people a voice with a series of events all over England and Wales.

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Legal highs ban is not the solution the Government hopes, warns national youth charity, YMCA

Tomorrow’s blanket ban on legal highs will do little to reduce the harm these substances are having on many young people’s lives, warns research from national youth charity, YMCA.

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Trade an old jacket for a new one and help YMCA

Mountain Warehouse, the UK’s largest outdoor retailer, is launching a new charity initiative to support YMCA – Jacket In.

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YMCA marathon runners hit new heights for youth charity

Virgin Money London Marathon runners put their best foot forward this weekend as they raised a record of almost £60,000 for the world’s largest youth charity, YMCA. Find out more


YMCAs across London call on Mayoral candidates to put young people first in Manifesto for May’s election

Young people from across the capital are calling on the next Mayor of London to combat low wages, rising levels of rough sleepers and a lack of housing caused by wasted brownfield land in the first ever YMCA in London Manifesto.

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Young people question MP in Youth Homeless Parliament

More than 100 current or formerly homeless young people attended Parliament to debate housing and youth issues with Government (Tuesday 15 March).

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YMCAs join forces to launch Manifesto for a new Wales

YMCAs across Wales have created their first ever Manifesto ahead of this year’s national Assembly elections.

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‘What Matters Most’ – young people tell YMCA of stark job and education fears ahead of this month’s Budget

With less than two weeks to go until the Budget, young people have told the world’s largest youth charity, YMCA, that a lack of access to jobs and quality education were their biggest concerns growing up in Britain in 2016.

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YMCA mourns the passing of former National Secretary, Sam Johnston

It is with great sadness that we publish notice that Sam Johnston OBE, former National Secretary of YMCA England, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 16 February at the age of 83-years-old, .

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