At the heart of our work is our purpose - our combined efforts to live and tangibly demonstrate that
"We believe in the power of inspired young people".
The YMCAs of Australia work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.
The YMCAs of Australia are guided to achieve their Mission by the following Christian values. We value:
The whole person, consisting of a body, a mind and a spirit each of which is of equal importance.
The dignity and intrinsic worth of all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, belief or other difference.
Diversity of people, communities and nations.
Equality of opportunity and justice for all people.
Healthy communities based on relationships between people which are characterised by love, understanding and mutual respect.
Acceptance of personal responsibility.