What's happening at YMCA

For 175 years the YMCA has been delivering life-enhancing programmes to young people and families in their communities around the world and all across Ireland. We have responded to events in history that have changed the face of the world and today we face another of these challenges as we endure this Covid-19 pandemic. The world is rapidly changing before our eyes and so like you, we are uncertain how deep and for how long, this virus will impact our lives.

Our work is and will continue to be disrupted by this outbreak, but the YMCA will consistently put the lives of young people and the most vulnerable in our communities to the fore. We seek to promote youth development, healthy living and community engagement, whether that be through youth work, childcare or fitness.

We are working to innovate and engage with young people in new ways as many traditional youth work methods are not possible in the current climate. In spite of the many challenges our staff will try to continue to provide support, advice and positive experiences for families and young people to enhance their lives. We will endeavour to ensure the health and well-being of all who avail of our programmes and services as well as our volunteers and staff.

YMCA understands that the present global situation is presenting challenges for governments, businesses, charities, communities, families and individuals on an enormous scale. We are also gravely impacted financially as creches, gyms, local centres and our outdoor learning centre have had to close.

Finally, we stand in solidarity with young people who are and will be badly affected by the economic implications of this crisis. No matter what comes in the days and weeks ahead, we will work to support young people, their families and their communities.

The world is living through a time of trouble but we remember ‘these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.’

The key message for today is: stay home and keep your social distance!

Stay safe, stay connected!

John Peacock
National Secretary – YMCA Ireland

23 September 2020

Invitation to Tender: m-power Project Evaluation

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21 September 2020

“Peace is among us” – Guest blog post from our friends in YMCA Kosovo to mark International Day of Peace

Peace is our own reward towards humanity and most importantly towards ourselves, remember an eye for an eye in the end will make the whole world blind. The most interesting thing about peace is that everyone wants it, peace is within everyone. The only reason we as humans haven’t achieved it yet is that some […]

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7 April 2020

YMCA Cork Region Update

Apart, but Not Alone! YMCA in the Cork Region is still working hard to meet the needs of young people and families who need us most. You can find out more at: http://ymca-ireland.net/corkregion #YMCAStandsTogether #YMCACONNECTS

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