The YMCA is a movement that improves personal and community wellbeing across South Australia, Australia, and the world. In fact, for more than 175 years the YMCA has been facilitating positive changes across the globe, with some 65 million people participating in the YMCA across 120 countries. And yet, for all its international reach and impact, it is intimately local in nature, wrapping itself around the contemporary needs and unique context of each community it serves.

Founded in 1850 (one of the first YMCA's in the world), today YMCA South Australia is known for managing some of the state's best recreation centres, OSHC's, pools, stadium courts, and gymnastics centres. Between our recreation services - and youth, disability and children's programs - there are more than 2 million visits to a YMCA in South Australia annually.

To work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind, and spirit.

YMCA Mission

As a genuinely purpose-driven organisation we always have the communities best interest at heart.

Through innovation and operational excellence, we aim to deliver compelling impact and value for both our government and school partners, along with the communities we serve. That is, our intent is for Every South Australian community to favour having the YMCA as an integrated part of their future.

To achieve this strategic intent we will . . .

Be Mission Driven

Stand boldly for a higher-order purpose aligned to our communities, leveraging the YMCA's unique advantages and DNA to differentiate, innovate and build deeper relationships

Deliver High-Impact Services

Enhance and extend our programs to serve the whole person (body, mind, spirit) across the whole community in a way which focuses on both social impact and financial sustainability

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Build The 'Y Factor'

Actively develop our people and culture that makes the YMCA experience a unique enabler of positive change in people's lives

Increase our Capacity & Capability

Continuously improve our systems and capabilities, building an operating model which efficiently and effectively delivers on our promise.

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Healthy Living

Inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives through the powerful benefits of physical activity.

Inclusion & Social Impact

Building strong, connected communities with programming and initiatives inclusive to all.

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Empowering Young People

Catalysts to supporting and building the leaders of tomorrow.

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Capacity / Capability

Increase our impact by building awareness to our cause, partnering with individuals, communities and like-minded organisation to create a sustainable YMCA.

Mission

We work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body mind and spirit.

Our Beliefs

COMMUNITY - We make a positive difference in the communities in which we work

OUR PEOPLE - We value our people and their contribution to our organisation

YOUNG PEOPLE - We value and encourage the impact of young people in our community

FOCUS - We think globally and act locally

SUSTAINABILITY - We work to build a strong and vibrant YMCA for future generations

EQUALITY - We value equality of opportunity for all people

Our Guiding Principles

DIVERSITY - We encourage diversity of thought and unity of action

RESPONSIBILITY - We understand our responsibility to the broader YMCA organisations

CUSTOMERS - We undertake and work with a customer centric approach

BRAVE - We are brave, courageous and transparent

PEOPLE - We value our people and their contribution

Mission

To work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind, and spirit.

Vision

Lives enriched through wellbeing.

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