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Our vision and values

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Our vision
Our vision is of an inclusive Christian movement transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

Our values
The way we act at YMCA is characterised by five strong and distinctive values that flow from our Christian ethos.

  • We seek out
    We actively look for opportunities to make a transformative impact on young lives in the communities where we work, and believe that every person is of equal value.
  • We welcome
    We offer people the space they need to feel secure, respected, heard and valued; and we always protect, trust, hope and persevere.
  • We inspire
    We strive to inspire each person we meet to nurture their body, mind and spirit, and to realise their full potential in all they do.
  • We speak out
    We stand up for young people, speak out on issues that affect their lives, and help them to find confidence in their own voice.
  • We serve others
    We are committed to the wellbeing of the communities we serve and believe in the positive benefit of participation, locally and in the wider world.