YMCA Romania mission is to develop the contemporary society by empowering young people and support the families, in order to strengthen the communities, in the spirit of Christian values, in accordance with the principles of democracy and human rights.


YMCA Romania vision is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities where everyone should have equal opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.


The core values of YMCA Romania






Our programs and projects are clustered accordingly with the YMCA Europe Strategic Plan in the 3 signature programs that reflect the YMCA unique character, ambitions and achievements as well as the Mission.

Peace, Justice and Democracy

raising awareness courses or campaigns/events on different topics as peace, multiculturalism, flight against racism, stereotypes, xenophobia, promoting human rights, active citizenship, diversity, personal responsibility in a multicultural context, leadership development-local, national and international ones, related with different methods (coaching, mentoring), TenSing (leadership workshop using as tools music, dance and theatre), promoting active citizenship, civic engagement, European Voluntary Service, international youth exchanges, international training courses;

Healthy Living

aikido, basketball, dodgeball,

outdoor adventure combined with environment protection/awareness solutions,

after school classes, creative workshops,

summer camps, antidrug campaigns;

educational programs fighting child obesity


programs promoting social, cultural, economical, medical, etc: for gipsy community, youth coming from disadvantaged areas/with less opportunities, orphanages, rural communities, unemployed people, refugees, asylum seekers; educational programs – for children, youth and elderly people – foreign language courses, IT courses, creative workshops, after school programs

YMCA Romania is a proud member of YMCA Europe and World Alliance of YMCAs.