David

Volunteering for the YMCA literally changed my life. It’s one of the very few places where I feel I truly belong.

Royal Visit

HRH Princess Anne the Princess Royal has officially opened YMCA Scotland’s new offices.

Stephi

I’ve been involved in the YMCA since I was 2. They’ve seen me at my worst and at my best, and have supported me through it all.

YMCA Scotland is the national voice for 29 local YMCAs working with over 10,000 children and young people each week.

The YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. We work to transform the lives of children and young people, empowering them to create positive change in their lives and communities.

Youthwork

YMCAs provide a range of traditional youth clubs, drop-ins and skill-based youth work activities.

Mentoring

We believe that every young person should have someone that they can trust.

Education

YMCAs supports young people at risk of leaving school with no qualifications.

health

YMCAs deliver a wide range of health programmes from physical activity to mental health initiatives.

family

YMCAs provide early-intervention support to vulnerable families including family respite support.

faith

YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. We seek to work with all young people in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.

find your local ymca

YMCA Scotland is the national voice for 29 local YMCAs

23 January 2020

Norman’s YMCA Journey

I was bullied for 2 years and dropped out of high school because of stress. Coming to Cupar Youth Cafe allowed me to rebuild my confidence and find a new direction in life. 

20 January 2020

Ryan’s YMCA Journey

Ryan had completely disengaged from school and was involved in risk-taking behaviour. He had lost all interest in his friends and was experiencing extremely low moods. He was self-harming as a way of coping.