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 | 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 […]
Posted by Tony Dellaquaglia | April 21, 2016
The ‘Your Time’ project – which helps young people into sustainable work – has just completed its 2nd year since being launched in 2014.
Posted by Tony Dellaquaglia | June 2, 2015
Perth YMCA delivers the Prince’s Trust programme in partnership with Perth College UHI and Perth and Kinross Council. The Prince’s Trust programme is delivered twice a year and runs for 12 weeks giving young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to learn new skills, complete qualifications and most importantly, gain self-confidence.
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.