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Local YMCAs are working to see communities flourish across the island of Ireland and beyond.

As a movement, we believe that every young person is a valued member of our community with much to contribute as they fulfil their potential. We recognise the role of the young person’s family in their development and we recognise that young people do not live in isolation, but that they are influenced by their families, their communities and the world around them. Our aim is to create environments where young people can recognise and appreciate the diversity of our society. It is because of this that we believe it is crucial to develop programmes that connect young people with their wider community while acknowledging the real issues facing communities.