The main focus of YMCA work in Ireland is supporting young people to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. YMCA Ireland works with 26,000 young people and families. Over it’s long history it has been involved in working with young people on signature programmes in vocational training, family youth-work, leadership development and international engagement.
The programmes target young people with fewer opportunities and those on the margins of society. Its services aim to re-engage young people and families through youth-work methodologies and experiential learning processes. Programmes are often customised to meet the needs of individuals and new technology often plays an integral part of the experience.