What We Do & How It Works

  • Our Programmes

    Youth Health | Youth Training | Youth Spaces | Youth Advocacy | Youth Information

  • Promoting Youth Development

    The main focus of YMCA work in Ireland is supporting young people to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. All over Ireland, the promotion of youth development is being supported and nurtured at all levels and with all ages using youth work methodologies such as youth participation, youth leadership and vocational training. Leadership opportunities for young people are a key priority across YMCAs as they recognise that the young people of today will be tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Promoting Healthy Living

    We have long championed the notion of physical, mental and spiritual well being as central to our work with young people. In the YMCA, there has always been an emphasis on developing holistic approaches to healthy lifestyles as well as health education and promotion, which are reflected across all programme areas.

  • Promoting Community Engagement

    Another priority of the YMCA movement strategy is promoting community engagement. The YMCA believes that every young person is a valued member of their community with much to contribute as they fulfil their potential. It recognises that young people do not live in isolation, but that they are influenced by their families, their communities and the world around them.

Recent Posts

  • Youth Information Worker Job Posting

    YMCA Ireland requires a Youth Information and Advocacy Worker (p/t) for our Youth Information and Advocacy Service (Cork City and West Cork) The post involves the delivery of youth information and advocacy services to young people in the Cork City and West Cork area using a number of methodologies. These include digital and social media, publications, […]

    By David | September 3, 2018

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  • Welcome to YMCA Cork

    The YMCA is a Christian movement which endeavours to bring wholeness, hope and new direction to the lives of young people. It does this by providing a range of services, designed to meet the needs of young people today and by offering care and respect for the individual. The YMCA aims to engage young people […]

    By David | April 25, 2018

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