Our Approach

Our work is delivered by reference to a specific set of values and behaviours that makes us different:

We are dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and our programs and activities are delivered inclusively, regardless of faith, social class, ethnicity, age or gender.

Putting children and young people at the heart of all we do, we work creatively and with integrity with staff, volunteers, young people, and communities to deliver the very best for children, youth, families and the wider community.

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.

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 act with compassion and concern for the well being of others.

We are the second-oldest YMCA in the world and will be turning 170 in 2019.

 

Our Core Values

Our core values are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision making. Through all our activities, events and services, we encourage people to accept and demonstrate positive values & we are committed to this approach in strengthening our community.

Welcoming, Inclusive, Empowering, Caring, Responsible:

Welcoming – the space they need to feel secure, respected, heard and valued.

Inclusive – We are committed to the wellbeing of all in the communities we serve and believe in the positive benefit of participation, locally and in the wider world.

Empowering – 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.

Caring –  We will act with compassion and concern for the well being of others.

Responsible – We will do what is right and be accountable for oneself, others, our environment and the world in which we live.