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Monday, 25 November 2019
YMCA becomes the Y in Australia

On 23rd November 2019, the Governors of our 15 individual YMCAs around the nation came together at the 102nd AGM of the National Council of YMCAs of Australia to make clear our stand for all young people by becoming the Y, voting to adopt a new brand and new logo.

“The new evolutionary logo pays tribute to our heritage and history maintaining the critical triangle element of the Y’s ‘Body Mind Spirit’ Mission, but also signals our new direction with a logo (designed by one of our own young people!) that is fresh and modern,” said National CEO Melinda Crole.

“The new brand was created from the ground up, with hundreds of Y staff, volunteers and participants engaged in its development which started with agreeing that to be relevant today – we needed to be more relevant to young people.”

Following a pilot in NSW and the Grampians, the new logo will begin to formally roll out in YMCAs across the nation.

Watch a short history of the YMCA and logo journey video.

I’m from the Y” video – staff and volunteers celebrate.

Media inquiries: Dianne McDonald, Executive Brand and Communications M: 0412 858 556