Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.
.... forgot to mention the Founders name - see below;
Last year 147 YMCAs in England reached over a million people from over 240 communities.
The YMCA is a worldwide movement, committed to meeting the needs of young people regardless of their gender, race, ability, age or faith, particularly in times of need, by providing high quality programmes in seven integrated areas:
Housing and Homelessness - The YMCA is the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation in England for single men and women in the 16 to 35 age range
Sport, Health, Exercise and Fitness - More than 50 different activities available from 120 sites in England
Crime and Safety - Prevention work and work with young offenders, ex-offenders and those in prisons
Training and Education - Life skills, vocational qualifications and job search for 250,000 people
Personal and Social Development - Enabling young people to realise their potential
Parenting and Childcare - The YMCA runs a variety of parenting and childcare programmes designed to promote healthy parent and child relationships
Money and Work - YMCAs run a range of programmes covering everything from budgeting skills to job placements