Through YMCA Scotland, we’re part of a global youth work network 🙂
YMCA is one of the oldest and largest youth-focused movements in the world. Founded in 1844, it now operates in 120 countries and reaches 64 million people. YMCA associations are strongly rooted in their communities and offer a variety of programmes and services based on local priorities and issues affecting young people and their communities.
World YMCA is committed to promoting empowerment, social justice and peace for young people and their communities through four key areas – health, employment, civic engagement and environment
These programme areas cover all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and unite us in our mission to empower young people so that they may transform the world for the better.