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YMCA counselling service officially extended across Kent

West Kent YMCA has officially extended its in-house Talk-2-Us counselling service following a huge increase in demand from individuals and organisations across the county.

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YMCAs across Great Britain support young people to ‘Get Set’ for Community Action

YMCAs all over Great Britain are proud to be a delivery partner for Get Set for Community Action, a new UK-wide programme designed to help 14 to 19-year-olds improve the health of their communities.

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YMCA’s young people start training to become Change Agents

Young people from YMCAs in Bolton, Newport, Swansea, Derby, Southampton and Romford met with senior staff from YMCA England on Wednesday 13 January as part of an exciting, new scheme to create leaders and ambassadors within the national youth charity.

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Young people’s employment worries highlighted in latest global YMCA research

Finding and getting a job tops the list of concerns of young people across the globe, according to the latest worldwide YMCA research.

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YMCA’s young people take to Twitter to debate job centre support

Young people from YMCAs across England took up the chance to question an MP around job centre support in a Twitter Q&A last night (Monday 26 October).

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YMCAs celebrate success at prestigious Youth Matters Awards

Service users, staff and volunteers from YMCAs across England and Wales celebrated their achievements over the past year at the charity’s glittering Youth Matters Awards ceremony last night (Thursday 22 October).

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Youth charity demands major job centre changes as research highlights support failures for young job seekers

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest youth charity, has labelled the job centre “not fit for purpose” after its research uncovered evidence of a “dehumanising and demoralising” employment support service that is damaging young people’s confidence and, in some cases, even setting back their long-term employment prospects. Find out more


Find out about how YMCAs supported troops and civilians on a global scale in World War One

YMCA is inviting fans of military history to a day of talks looking back at its involvement in supporting troops and civilians during World War One.

The world’s oldest and largest youth charity played an important role in the conflict, offering sustenance to troops on the frontline and helping relatives of injured soldiers in France.

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Intrepid cyclists reach the finishing line on day four of YMCA’s Tour de Y fundraising challenge

Brave – and slightly broken – cycling enthusiasts completed the epic YMCA Tour de Y fundraising challenge on Saturday, raising more than £20,000 for disadvantaged young people across England.

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YMCA celebrates finalist position at prestigious Third Sector awards night

Youth charity YMCA is celebrating after making the finals night of an annual charity sector awards.

The organisation, which supports almost 230,000 young people across the UK, made the final six of the Third Sector Awards Brand Development category for its autumn 2014 national federation rebrand.

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