Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 124 countries. Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.
At the Y, building a strong global community begins at home. Ys in the U.S. help young people develop cultural competencies, provide diverse populations the chance to connect to the community and give individuals around the world access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected global network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger—both at home and abroad.
Founded in 1889, World Service raises awareness of and financial support for the powerful work the global Y is doing every day. World Service support helps Ys around the world deliver the life-changing programs that help people thrive and reach their full potential.
Often operating in difficult social and economic conditions, Ys empower people with the knowledge, life skills, values and resources to create a better future for themselves and their families. To learn more about World Service, please visit http://www.ymca.net/world-service.