On June 8, 2019, YMCAs around the world are celebrating the YMCA’s 175th birthday with a day of action! In honor of this special occasion, YMCAs will invite members, program participants, partners and neighbors to volunteer 175 minutes of their time to improve their community.
World YMCA – the global resource office for Ys worldwide – has issued a World Challenge to Ys to mobilize their communities on June 8 for a day of good. YMCA of the USA is inviting U.S. Ys to participate because it’s a great way to celebrate a historic milestone and honor our legacy as a volunteer-led organization and build awareness of the Y’s impact – locally and globally.
The Basics – What You Need to Know
Who: Everyone is invited to participate
What: Participants volunteer for 175 minutes to improve their community
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Where: Your community… and communities around the world where the Y is present
Why: To celebrate the Y’s 175th birthday and our legacy of empowering people to strengthen their communities!
DID YOU KNOW?
The YMCA has empowered people to be a positive force for social change since its founding in London in 1844. Today, there is a YMCA presence in 119 countries. Although Ys around the globe respond differently to the unique needs of their communities, all Ys are focused on empowering young people to thrive and reach their full potential!