The International YMCA is a Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York. Since 1911, we have been working with young people to build global citizens who are caring, responsible and committed to service. We work locally, nationally, and internationally, bring people together in local YMCAs, summer camps, school, business, and in the homes of local families.
Our programs include:
YMCA International Camp Counselor Program (ICCP)
YMCA International Training and Internship Programs
YMCA Summer Work & Travel Program
YMCA Work & Holiday Exchange (Australia)
YMCA Language Center
YMCA Global Teens
YMCA Go Global
YMCA International Arrivals Program
YMCA and the United Nations
YMCA Study Tours
Memberships and Links
International YMCA Fundraising & the Strong Kids Campaign
YMCA of Greater New York Web Site (for all YMCA branches in the Association.)
West Side YMCA
The YMCA ICCP is a great opportunity for people to explore their interest in working with children.
Working with children requires a special blend of skills, including sensitivity, patience, understanding, caring and imagination.
In today's world, the number one job for youth leaders is that of camp counselor. At YMCA, we offer a challenging and rewarding career for those who have an interest in working with children.
Many programs are not designed to address the specific needs of today’s youth. The YMCA of the USA has partnered with YMCA Worldwide to create Youth Empowerment Programs that offer hands-on training to help young people reach their full potential. This is a unique opportunity for high school students to develop leadership skills, gain job experience, and earn college credit while helping others. Apply to Youth Empowerment Programs through the YMCA of the USA.
A new and exciting way to work and travel! The YMCA Summer Work & Travel Program (SW&T) is a six week, full time, paid internship at the home of the American Red Cross, the YMCA of the USA.
In a busy world, it can be hard to find time to make new friends. And while many of us enjoy spending time with family and friends, it can be difficult to fit in social activities and work commitments.
YMCA Work & Holiday Exchange (Australia) is a unique community that brings together like-minded people in different parts of the country. Here you can enjoy the flexibility and freedom to work when you want, and the support of a community that works together to achieve common goals.
To keep up with your language skills, you need to make time for a language class. But that can be hard with the demands of work and family.
With the YMCA Language Center, you can study the language of your choice at your own pace.
The YMCA Language Center gives you the flexibility to study the language of your choice. With the YMCA Language Center, you can access your lessons from anywhere, anytime.
Most teenagers around the world have one thing in common—they are looking for guidance and support on how to make their own way in the world.
YMCA Global Teens is the online destination to help young people navigate through the issues and challenges they face during adolescence.
YMCA Global Teens provides teens with personalised advice on topics such as financial management, healthy living, mental health, sexual health, drug use and more.
YMCA members and volunteers all over the world are making a difference in their communities.
Imagine having the same impact, regardless of where you live. The YMCA Go Global program allows you to support the local YMCA in your community and make a difference to children, families and your community.
Find an YMCA near you.
The world is changing, but there are many ways to welcome people into your home and community.
Now you have a new friend and a new family. Your family grows when someone joins you. Welcome them with a warm smile and a friendly handshake. Make them feel at home right away.
With the YMCA Arrivals program you can welcome new arrivals, new members, and new families. They will always be your friends and your family. It's a welcoming program that helps you connect with people and create a safe, supportive community for everyone.
There are more than 200 million children who have been left behind in their home countries because they have no family or home. Many of these children face extreme poverty and violence.
Every child deserves to be raised by a loving parent or caregiver who can provide them with a safe place to live, food to eat, and an education. The United States has committed to help create a world in which every child is safe from the dangers of poverty, neglect, and abuse.
You can help us change the lives of millions of children. Donate today.
With the YMCA Study Tours program, you can explore and experience the best of places around the world and get valuable cultural insights that will change the way you see the world forever.
The YMCA Study Tours Program provides you with an international itinerary packed with unique experiences, which you can study with the support of our staff.
Study abroad with the YMCA, where you’ll be immersed in the culture of a new country and have the chance to learn from local people while you experience the sights and sounds of a new place.
There’s no easy way to stay active and healthy, whether you’re a member of a gym, sports club or simply want to try a new activity.
At YMCA we understand that being fit and healthy is important, so we’ve made it easy to keep yourself active. Just choose from a range of memberships and links so you can stay active all year round.
With thousands of sports clubs and gyms across the world, and more than 20 million members, there's a YMCA for everyone.
YMCA international is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by creating safe, healthy, and welcoming places to play and learn. We partner with other charities, governments and community groups to promote and support our shared vision of building a world where all children thrive.
The Strong Kids Campaign is a partnership between YMCA international and global youth marketing agency, YMCA Worldwide. It was designed to help YMCA International connect with young people around the world. It's a campaign that is meant to educate kids about the importance of physical fitness and healthy living, while also making an impact on the lives of these kids and their families.
The Strong Kids Campaign is a collaboration between YMCA international and global youth marketing agency, YMCA Worldwide.
The New York State Association of YMCAs has been the voice of the Y in New York for over a century, connecting the Y with people and communities.
YMCA of Greater New York is now a dynamic, integrated and digital organization that is more effective in meeting its mission. It is also a more efficient and responsive organization.
(for gym membership and other programs offered by West Side YMCA. Please note that the International YMCA does not have a gym.)