We're making a change

We'll be known as The Y - to show we're a place which welcomes and support everyone

YMCA North: A not-for-profit organisation with our own causes

The Y is a not-for-profit organisation, committed to strengthening families and youth development.

We've known for a long time that the name Young Men's Christian Association doesn't represent who we are; an organisation that welcomes and supports everyone. In 2022 we started on a journey of transformation, which will see updated centres, and more programmes and activities which represent all of the communities we serve.

We’re part of a global family, but proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated, and are out there, managing over 20 facilities from Warkworth in North Auckland, around Hamilton and the Waikato, and covering Tauranga and Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty. Our network comprises of centres which are owned and operated by The Y, and a number that are managed through partnerships with local schools, sports clubs, community groups, or central government agencies such as Ministry of Education and local government agencies such as Auckland Council.

Rest assured, though; we're from around here too. We reinvest into local communities through our three philanthropic programmes, Raise Up Youth Development, Send a School to Camp and Fee Assistance.

Our facilities are a place for families. From babies to grandparents and everyone in between, we offer a wide range of services with something for everyone in the family.

We've been here since 1855, and our rich history mirrors the history of New Zealand. Dedicated work over many years has laid the foundation to continue our work reinvesting in local communities, now and for many years to come.

Both The Y facilities and programmes are regularly recognised through industry awards. We're also a pretty big player as well - nationally The Y is the largest provider of Out of School Care for school-aged children, the largest provider of residential camping facilities and we run some of the largest sports leagues.

Fun Y Facts

Our centres collectively receive over 3 million visits every year

We provide employment to over 600 people in our communities

We invest over $1million back into our communities annually

Raise Up was started in 2002, and now covers the whole of Aotearoa

We can sleep over 400 people across our two camps

The Village People performed at the YMCA Auckland central stadium in 1981

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Our Causes

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Awards & Accolades

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Environmental Sustainability

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Organisational Statements

Our Vision

We believe in the power of inspired and connected communities, where people are safe to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

We lead the way as the most respected provider of services for people to reach their full potential in body, mind and spirit.

Our Core Values

Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility