Across England and Wales, we operate as a federation with 116 local YMCAs that work to support young people in their communities. YMCAs share a common goal to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

We operate in almost 740 different communities across England and Wales impacting upon the lives of more than 630,000 people every year.

The work we do every day to support young people is made to happen by nearly 7,000 members of staff and more than 5,100 volunteers.

  • 105,000 people provided with support and advice
  • 18,000 homeless people housed
  • 230,000 children, young people and parents supported
  • 125,000 people engaged in health and wellbeing activities
  • 68,000 people engaged in education and training

Read more about our impact or the young people we have helped.

YMCA Stories

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.