Our Missions and Values

YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding
life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support;
employment skills; and access to real opportunities. Many young people have never known these things;
other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them. All of us. At YMCA, we provide
these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the

Mae YMCA yn credu mewn tegwch a chyfle. Mae blociau adeiladu hanfodol ar gyfer bywyd llawn a
buddiol: cartref diogel; derbyniad; arweiniad; cyfeillgarwch; iechyd corfforol ac iechyd meddwl; cymorth
academaidd; sgiliau cyflogaeth; a mynediad at gyfleoedd go iawn. Mae llawer o bobl ifanc heb gael y
pethau hyn erioed; mae pobl eraill wedi colli un neu fwy wrth iddynt dyfu i fyny, ond mae eu hangen
arnom ni i gyd. Pawb ohonom. Yn YMCA, rydym ni’n cynnig y sylfeini hollbwysig hyn ar gyfer dechrau
newydd, cadarn i bobl ifanc ac ansawdd bywyd gwell yn y gymuned.

Our History

On 6 June 1844, 22 year-old draper George Williams joined 11 friends to organise the first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets of London.

Today, YMCA has grown to serve more than 65 million people in 120 countries regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

Our Team


YMCA is committed to promoting best practice and ensuring that Children, Young People and Adults at Risk are free from harm and abuse. Where harm and abuse is recognised or suspected, YMCA expects staff and volunteers to respond and refer in accordance with our policy and operational procedures.

Annual Review and Financial Statements

Our Annual Review and Annual Accounts review our performance for the year.

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