Who is YMCA175 for?

Aimed at 16 to 35 year old young leaders from around the world, the programme will provide opportunities for all delegates to engage, with the event open to all young people, young at heart, and adults at every level of YMCA, including staff and volunteers past and present.

YMCA175 will connect young people to collectively take action; celebrate 175 years of young people and YMCA transforming communities and since 22 year old George Williams founded YMCA; and to create positive change to shape the future as global leaders.

YMCA175 will be a living embodiment of everything YMCA, inclusive, open-minded and fully participatory. Expect thought-provoking lectures and interactive workshops, celebrations, innovative collaborative sessions, competitions, sports, physical activity, exhibitions, theatre, music, open seminars, concerts, keynote speakers, worship, prayer, YMCA’s history on display, art, dance, space for reflection, relaxation, comedy and so much more.A childcare programme will also be offered for all children attending with adults for the duration of the event to enable families to fully participate in the event.

Come sign up for a joyful experience in London 👍😁


You will have to register as part of your National YMCA’s delegation. Contact your national YMCA to find out more, if you have any questions you can email us at: 175@ymcaeurope.com