Our vision

YMCA’s vision in England and Wales is of an inclusive Christian movement transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

Our values

The way we act at YMCA is characterised by five strong and distinctive values that flow from our Christian ethos.

We seek out

We never stop looking for ways to transform lives for the better.

We welcome

We respect, support, and protect without fail. Everyone is included, and everyone belongs.

We inspire

We build — and rebuild — people’s confidence in their own strength, and foster conviction in everyone’s potential.

We speak out

We stand up for what’s right, advocate when needed, and encourage people to find the power of their own voice.

We serve others

We are committed to the wellbeing of others in mind, body, and spirit, and to fair and equitable opportunities for all.