World Service

Changing The World For Good: YMCA World Service Campaign

World Service


For 175 years, YMCAs have nurtured the power and potential of young people to lead change in their own communities and beyond. In 120 countries across the globe, YMCAs work to empower youth – from childhood to young adulthood – with the support they need to become changemakers who create a better future for all.

YMCA of the USA's World Service Campaign raises critical resources to strengthen the capacity of Ys to reach more children, teens and young adults with access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive, such as quality health services, education and employment. Your support empowers these Ys to fill the gaps and help youth develop into the next generation of leaders who will transform their communities for the better. Every young person has the potential to change the world. To learn more about the impact your World Service gift can make, download the campaign brochure or email [email protected].

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COVID-19 Special Appeal

YMCA of the USA is partnering with the Global YMCA movement to respond to the COVID-19 humanitarian crisis and growing disparities, including advocating for free and equitable vaccine access for all.  Learn how you can help.

Our Commitment to You

Your gift to YMCA World Service creates opportunities for young people to overcome barriers and create change that will last generations. YMCA World Service funds are overseen by YMCA of the USA’s International Group and put to use locally by YMCA staff and volunteers who are trusted leaders with a deep understanding of community need and the relationships to produce impactful, sustainable solutions.

All World Service and other international contributions are administered by YMCA of the USA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the state of Illinois. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are acknowledged in writing.

Contact World Service

For more information on World Service email [email protected].

Opportunity Beyond Borders

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