The future is about potential: Youth potential

We don’t dabble at the edges. We exist to bring youth potential to the centre.

And our vision is to see every young person’s potential fulfilled.

Local young people, and their communities, know local needs best

So, we support their potential. And we’re seeing seismic change in ways you might not imagine.

We’re the humanitarian aid movement of the YMCA. We partner with YMCA’s around the world.

Pushing poverty back, and young people’s potential forward.

The word beneficiaries should not exist. Rather young people are partners. Our communities in the driving seat. Young people are able to tell you about their own problems and can proffer solutions

Y Care International has launched an emergency appeal in response to the severe droughts unfolding in East Africa

Worldwide, over 75m young people are unemployed

For many of the world’s poorest people finding real opportunities is difficult. Sadly in the post Covid-19 world things are only going to get harder. What was a global crisis has become a global emergency. Here at Y Care International we’re doing something about it.

Working closely with strong and trusted local YMCA partners, we’re striving to ensure that young people are supported through access to training; business and life skills; tools of the trade and entrepreneurial opportunities for growth.

There are 1000’s of young people teeming with talent, waiting to start their own businesses. They have the ideas; determination and passion. Let’s help them succeed.

Together we can help young people get themselves into work and out of poverty.


The Soap lady of West Point

“If the YMCA had not intervened I would have ended up selling myself on the street to feed my children because I no longer have my parents to support me.”

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