Ross - ©Amanda Harman Photography
Ross, 19, was on drugs, homeless and suicidal. YMCA changed his life and now he volunteers to help transform other people's.
We have a range of case studies available highlighting the issues young people in YMCAs face, including homelessness, gangs, crime, drugs, unemployment and exclusion from school. Please find examples of these case studies below with links to the case studies in full.
To find out more or to discuss any other case study needs, please contact our press office. We can also arrange for spokespeople to speak on any of the issues above.
YMCA Worcestershire's Jemma Masterson joined the charity as a volunteer to contribute towards her degree. But her devotion to the cause, determination and commitment eventually won her a fantastic job and a national award. Jemma shares her story.
YMCAs around the world are giving space to young people in their communities to grow and realise their potential. Jack Ahearn, a YMCA Change Agent, shares his story:
Marie is the Assistant Manager of our shop in Welwyn Garden City. She is a former YMCA resident and wanted to give something back to the organisation by becoming a volunteer. She started volunteering at the shop five days a week.