The YMCA of Greater New York Launches First Ever Brand Campaign

The YMCA of Greater New York has announced the launch of its first-ever brand campaign called “#WeAreY.” Launched December 26, 2019, the 360-degree, integrated campaign projects a joyful celebration of individual and community achievement, while also representing the energetic and vibrant culture of the modern YMCA of Greater New York. “We are thrilled to launch this new brand campaign that celebrates how the YMCA is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community,” said Sharon Greenberger, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater…

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YMCA urges government to deliver ‘new era for young people’ ahead of General Election

With less than a month to go until the UK votes for its next government, YMCA has released its manifesto calling on political parties and candidates to deliver a new era for youth, with policies tailored to give each young person the opportunity to live their best lives. Based on the aims and concerns of young people across England and Wales, YMCA’s manifesto outlines seven primary recommendations to help improve the lives of young people and their communities. On top of restricted housing opportunities and financial uncertainty, young people are…

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YMCA calls on young people to register to vote

The YMCA are calling on young people all over the UK to ensure their voices are heard in December’s General Election by registering to vote today. It takes just five minutes to register to vote at the Government’s website. Not sure if you can vote? Visit their guide to registering. Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales said: “As we approach this General Election the voices of young people are more important than ever, and yet we find that they are often drowned out or misheard. This needs…

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Ypeople leaves YMCA movement

Ypeople is a charity with almost 200 years of history, having been one of the world’s first members of the YMCA movement. Two centuries later, they feel they are a different organisation, and at the Ypeople staff conference CEO Joe Connolly announced our disaffiliation from YMCA Scotland. “We’re extremely proud of our long standing YMCA history but the growth in our range of services and expansion of our geography means that as an organisation we’re no longer compatible with the YMCA model of a federation of local services. “As a…

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YMCA celebrates 175th anniversary

This week, YMCA celebrates its 175th anniversary. 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. We will be celebrating this monumental year with several events, not just in London where we started, but all over the country. YMCA 175 Birthday Party As YMCA turns 175 we are encouraging all our shops to host a YMCA…

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