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As a faith based, all island organisation, our mission is:
To create inclusive communities where everyone feels welcomed, accepted and inspired by social justice and peace for all
To provide life enriching opportunities for young people, their families and communities
Our value based is that every YMCA will be a place of welcome, opportunity, wellbeing, peace and justice
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We measure the impact of our actions based on promoting these shared pillars
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The YMCA in Ireland has existed since 1849 as a voluntary organisation that works with children, young people, families and the community, with particular regard to those who are disadvantaged and disaffected. Underpinned by Christian principles, each YMCA responds to local need and seeks to share and learn from being a part of a national and international movement.
YMCA works in over 34 communities providing services ranging from peace building to vocational training. It has particular expertise in work with families, youth justice, schools, vocational training, outdoor education and health work. All its work is based on the principles of effective non formal education.
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The YMCA is an all island organisation and seeks to promote sharing of learning through collaboration with approximately 26,000 young people using its services every year.
YMCA EuropeYMCA works to empower young people and to make their voice heard.
World Alliance of YMCAsEmpowering young people – Space, Transformation, Impact
Y Care InternationalY Care international is the relief & development agency of the YMCA in the UK & Ireland
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National Council of YMCAs Ireland | UK Charity Number XN45820 | RoI Charity Number 20026585 | Company Number NI 15660
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