We provide young people with real work experience and employment to help build their futures and support the local community.Social Enterprise
Young people have always considered the team at the YMCA as part of their extended family. Find out what that means and how you can get involved…Y Family
Posted by | March 21, 2017
Princes Trust Team 14 kicks off to a great start. Perth & District YMCA’s Princes Trust programme Team 14 were joined by Allan Watt, director of Princes Trust Scotland. Sharing Stories of young people’s achievements, Allan enthused the team to dream big and to make the most of the Team programme. The team programme, delivered […]
Posted by | September 5, 2016
Youth Unify 2016 took a group of around 35 young christian leaders from around Europe and one from the USA and threw them deep into the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains surrounded by raw Ukrainian culture. Youth Unify 2016 is the second youth unify camp after the massive success of 2015’s camp which attracted around 120 people […]
Posted by | July 5, 2016
Charlie Lindsay (pictured 3rd from the right) is a young man with a huge future ahead of him. Every year Craigie & Moncreiffe Church (partnered with Perth YMCA) award a young person with the Craigie Quaich. This Quaich is for any young person in the church and community that has done exceptional work throughout the […]
Posted by Tony Dellaquaglia | May 13, 2016
The most recent YMCA Europe General Assembly was held in Madrid, Spain, this year and what a time it was! A YMCA Europe General Assembly brings together YMCA’s from all over Europe with over 130 participants attending this year from countries all over such like Moldova, Iceland, Belarus and of course, Scotland. Matthew from our […]
Long term support done right
Over the years our young people have often referred to us as ‘their YMCA Family’. This got us thinking. What does that really mean to them? What does a nurturing family look like? For many of our young people, their experience of family has not been a positive one. If we were able to create the structure of the ultimate YMCA family, how would we do it and what exactly would this Y Family look like?
A new way of investing in your community
In 2012 Perth YMCA launched the first Social Impact Bond in Scotland, called ‘Living Balance’ and funded under the Department for Work and Pension’s Innovation Fund. At a time of high youth unemployment, We have supported hundreds of young people experiencing difficulty engaging with formal education and struggling to access education, training or employment upon leaving school.