YMCA, the Young Men’s Christian Association, is a Christian orientated, voluntary, non-political, non-profit organisation, which seeks to help young people realise the full value of their lives.
YMCA is an organisation of support and service. Through the harmonious development of all sides of the human personality (body, mind and spirit) YMCA wants to contribute to the healthy, responsible and joyful life of people in society.
The mission statement of the YMCA affirms the Paris Basis adopted at the first World Conference of the YMCA in Paris in 1855. The Paris Basis, the YMCA’s mission statement, is the fundamental principal underpinning all the work of the YMCA up to the present day and unites the YMCA fellowship all over the world.