Regions have been invited to send bids to host the 2024 International Convention.
Values, Extension & Leadership
YMI is oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA and the communities in which
it is present throughout the world.
This year we will be inspired by the theme of International President Jacob Kristensen:
“Values, Extension & Leadership”.
Support Across Borders
We are playing a key role in sustainable development through the “Time of Fast” Global Project Fund and in our partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to fight malaria in endemic countries.
The Week of Prayer starts on the 2nd Sunday of November, and runs up to, and including, the following Saturday. The theme for this year’s Week of Prayer is “Rays of Hope: Creating Resilient Communities Through Practical Spirituality".
The September IP e-News is now available in various languages.
About 90% of local club support stays in the local community – either through support to the local YMCA or through direct community support (most often a combination of the two). Annually, such support is estimated at close to US$ 4 million – plus numerous hours of volunteer service work.