YMCA175 aims to facilitate YMCA’s global movement to connect together, celebrate 175 years of YMCA and youth leadership, and create new ideas to address social challenges. Though the event has been designed as a four-day immersive experience, an overwhelming request for day tickets has been made and we’d like to accommodate as many people as possible to have the opportunity to attend the event.
In celebration of 175 years of YMCA, our incredible Heritage and History Exhibition charts the growth of the YMCA movement and the impact it has had on millions of people across the world. The exhibition will be telling the untold stories and telling afresh the stories we already know.
Message from the world is a space for everyone to reflect and contribute. YMCA175 is asking for you all to contribute a prayer or messages to the world, regardless of what part of world you come from. Everyone has an important part to play when contributing to YMCA175 this August, so why not be a part of a global message.
We’ve selected a few of the best tours with our friends at Visit Britain at special discounted rates for YMCA175 delegates. If you love James Bond or Downtown Abbey, the tours will not disappoint! If you want to experience tradition, then a trip to explore Buckingham Palace or see the Changing of the Guard might be for you.
Discovery Visits are an optional opportunity to visit local YMCAs in the UK before and after YMCA175 takes place. These visits, at an additional cost to YMCA175 registration, are hosted and exclusively organised by local YMCAs for YMCA175 delegates and aim to extend contextual knowledge of YMCA’s work, develop skills and expand networks, to advance global partnerships.
To make sure everyone can enjoy the celebrations at YMCA175, we’re offering childcare on-site with our dedicated staff team from London’s YMCA St Paul’s Group. You can book your child in for one or two days, or all three, at just £35 per child, per day including refreshments.
Our exciting and dynamic programme features over 70 seminars, lectures and workshops embracing four key impact areas of health, environment, civic engagement and economic empowerment & youth employment, with an overarching theme of education. Influential keynote speakers and leaders are set to share their knowledge and inspire you to bring about change in your community.
At YMCA we know that young people have a passion and commitment to social justice and positive cultural change through promoting global equity and diversity.
Download the new 20 page brochure that contains all the information you need to know for YMCA175.
This year, to mark the 175th anniversary of YMCA, YMCA175 will bring together thousands of young leaders for a unique four-day event, the first of its kind in the organisation’s history, taking place at ExCeL London, from 4 to 8 August 2019.
In 2019, YMCA’s landmark 175th anniversary year, YMCA will return to London – its founding city -and create a global opportunity to celebrate and harness the energy, creative vision and solution-focused approach of young leaders.
There’s not long left to pick up your discount early bird ticket for YMCA175, which will increase by £55 after 31st January. Make sure you get your entry ticket to the unique four-day event, the first of its kind in the organisation’s history, from 4 to 8 August 2019 in London.
In preparation of celebrating the 175th Anniversary of this transformational global movement, YMCA175 is looking for nominations from National Councils for stories of prominent individuals and moments in our history.