Globally, the YMCA works to bring social justice and peace to young people and their communities, regardless of religion, race, gender or culture.
Operating in 119 countries, 60,000,000 people identify themselves as Y members.
The World Alliance of YMCAs seeks to ensure that services provided within its Member nations are Mission focussed, socially relevant and financially viable.
Each National Movement (such as the YMCAs of Australia) is a self-determined unit that is able to express the YMCA Mission in the given cultural, religious and socio-economic context of their country.
The National Council of the YMCAs of Australia works to strengthen and extend local Associations, leadership and program development, developing strong and effective governance, and community relations.
YMCA Australia is an active Member of the global YMCA community.