We believe in the power of inspired young people
The Y Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation with leading services in childcare, fitness, camping, education, hospitality, youth, recreation and community programs.
As the largest global youth movement, reaching almost 65 million people in 120 countries, the Y has a shared purpose of empowering young people. We have been working in local communities across Australia since 1854 and in Brisbane, Queensland from 1864.
The services we provide help fund our Social Impact initiatives across South East Queensland, including Schools’ Breakfast Program, Vocational Schools, Cancer Survivors Program, Community Centres, Affordable Housing, Youth Mentoring and more. We also provide facilities and programs for marginalised and disadvantaged young people in need of help as well as providing affordable accommodation for people who have been without a home.
attend our Vocational Schools each year
140 Mentoring Hours Per Week
Providing transformative experiences for volunteers and students
provided via our Schools' Breakfasts Program
Safeguarding Children and Young People
The safety and protection of children and young people is paramount. We are committed to safeguarding children and young people through stringent recruitment processes, child safe practices, training, support and staff development.
YMCA Queensland acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and operate – the Jagera, Turrbul, Gubbi Gubbi, Waka Waka, Quandamooka, Yugambeh and Gureng Gureng peoples. We pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging, and celebrate their continuing connection to land, community and culture - Artwork by Chad Briggs, an Indigenous artist born in Brisbane, Queensland.