YMCA North Tyneside is a charity that has been dedicated to strengthening people in our local community since 1879.
YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to, our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.
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As we all batten down for the third lockdown, YMCA North Tyneside is busy helping the local community through a number of ongoing projects happening all across the North East of England.
From youth workers hitting the streets to gym staff coming to a screen near you. find out what’s happening right now across the organisation.
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what we do
YMCA is a local charity dedicated to helping transform the lives of vulnerable young people throughout North Tyneside. We do this by providing a number of services for the public which helps us sustain our charitable outcomes. We currently house 36 young people in our supported accommodation and provide ongoing education and training to help them learn new skills and thrive as individuals.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
YOUTH, PLAY & COMMUNITY
Informal opportunities to support young people’s learning and development lies at the heart of YMCA’s approach to youth work, enabling young people to try new experiences.
As well as providing a safe and caring environment for children to learn YMCA Day Nursery strive to support families providing help and guidance for children and their guardians.
YMCA North Tyneside provides a safe environment where young people learn to thrive as individuals and contribute to their local community through various training programmes.
Last Friday, a number of YMCA staff grabbed their aprons and took to their kitchens for a group cooking session, courtesy of Ravenous Fox.
Like in many organisations, staff had seen very little of each other throughout the pandemic, particularly in group scenarios, so a good catch up was well overdue.
At YMCA Gym, the wellness of their members comes first and despite having to close the North Shields based fitness centre, the gym staff have been virtually inviting people into their homes, and giving their time to help locals stay active during lockdown.
Exercise is a brilliant way to counteract the lull of spending a large amount of time indoors, but with gym facilities closed, how can young people be encouraged to keep active during lockdown?