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2019 05 young peopleAt YMCA we stand for young people!

We care about young people and helping them lead active and fulfilled roles within our community. We believe that young people are unique and diverse, and we seek to support and empower them.

To us, an empowered young person feels in control of their life. They are confident in their ability to contribute to the world around them. They overcome challenges and realise their potential.

We want to see young people empowered across the world. And we are fortunate enough to work alongside a global movement of YMCAs to help provide opportunities for more young people to grow in confidence, resilience and be inspired to create social change.

To order to achieve this, we have been busy creating environments that give young people access to the best creative spaces, facilities, and opportunities.

How do empower young people?

We provide:

  1. Supportive, positive environments for young people to develop.
  2. Places where their voices are heard and treated respectfully.
  3. Opportunities to develop their capacities, specific skills and discover what’s possible.
  4. Positive role models.

What impact do we make?

We work with thousands of young people every year, through our camps, youth services, and mentoring programs. Our programs support young people by:

  1. Promoting a positive image of young people and their engagement with the community and social change.
  2. Advocating for, and with, young people on issues affecting them.
  3. Modelling best practice with respect to “youth voice".
  4. Supporting young people to reach their potential, lead change, and be entrepreneurial.
  5. Promoting and facilitating volunteering by young people.
  6. Promoting the physical well-being of young people.

We are there for every young person in the community, supporting them through difficult times with a range of services and programs. We work hard to empower vulnerable young people and give them the skills and confidence to lead positive and independent lives.

YMCA Geelong is proud to have two Young CEO for 2019 who will be leading the voice of young people through our YMCA. To read more about Shayley Andrew and Ellen Hickey http://ymca.org.au/what-we-do/Youth-Empowerment/Pages/Young-CEO-for-a-day.aspx

Contact Us

Newtown Stadium
25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, 3220
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

North Geelong
Victoria St (Arena Complex)
North Geelong, 3218
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

Camp Wyuna
71 Flinders St
Queenscliff, 3225
Phone: (03) 5258 1656

YMCA Bannockburn
132 Milton Street
Bannockburn, 3331
Phone: (03) 5281 2316

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