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Our Christian Values & Ethos

Our values

The way we act at YMCA is characterised by five strong and distinctive values.

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.