Nursery Open Days across the Black Country

YMCA operates a network of 8 nurseries across the Black Country and we’re inviting parents, carers and soon-to-be parents to take a look around. Join us for a tour of our facilities, a chance to get to know our team, ask questions about our bespoke curriculum and experience some of the activities we offer at…



Black History at the YMCA

We are proud to be celebrating Black History Month, which celebrates the rich history, achievements and vital contribution of black African and Caribbean people to our shared history. In 1915 at the Wabash Avenue YMCA in Chicago, Carter G Woodson researched and celebrated the achievements of black Americans, this led to him starting ‘Negro History…



YMCA Youth Matters 2021 – We’re Semi-Finalists!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a number of awards at this year’s #YouthMatters Awards and we’d love for you to show your support; it takes less than two minutes to vote and you could swing it in our favour. You can find out more about the categories and our nominees below; Young…



YMCA Sleep Easy 2021 – Friday 26 March

YMCA BCG are excited to announce the launch of #YMCASleepEasy, our annual sleep out where you sleep rough so others don’t have to. On Friday 26 March, hundreds of people across the country will be sleeping anywhere but their beds to raise awareness of the thousands of young people who are made homeless each year,…



YMCA Youth Voices

Dear Friends, During the last few weeks we have witnessed the world rise up in protest against racial inequality, sparked by the murder of George Floyd on 25 May in the United States. For many of us, it has opened old wounds; bringing up feelings of sadness, anger and frustration at the deep racial injustices…



YMCA World Challenge 2020

What? The Global Photo Challenge takes place on our Birthday, 6th June 2020, and is part of the World Challenge activities. It’s a chance for you to show off your favourite YMCA merchandise, have fun, challenge friends and see the diversity within the YMCA. Here’s the schedule for the day How? All you need is…



Greets Green 10th Anniversary Open Day

Greets Green Day Care is celebrating 10 years of service this year, and to mark the occasion, they are holding an Anniversary Open Day, which will be chock full of fun things to see and do.



Open Door Host Appreciation Awards 2017

Friday 28th April saw more than 45 Hosts from our Open Door Project attend Walsall Council Chambers to be presented with awards to say thank you for their hard work and dedication to the young people they have taken into their homes. The Mayor of Walsall presented the Hosts with their awards after project workers…



Homeless Sunday 2017

Sunday 22 January is Homeless Sunday.  Homeless Sunday is a way for churches to demonstrate solidarity with people experiencing homelessness in the UK, to challenge the conditions that give rise to high levels of homelessness, and to celebrate the work of the churches and others in tackling homelessness at all levels, particularly locally.



Welcome to Jam-Jaruary!

Happy New Year! We’re jumping head first into 2017 with our very first fundraiser of the year – and it’s super simple for everyone to join in with. All you need is an empty jar – so don’t throw away your empty cranberry sauce jar once the turkey has run out!



Young People’s Awards Ceremony

YMCA Black Country’s Supported Lodgings will be holding its first Young People’s Awards Ceremony at Wolverhampton Council Chambers on Wednesday 7 December. Awards will be presented by the Mayor of Wolverhampton to Young People from Supported Lodgings for outstanding achievement. Clifford Harding, winner of the Pride of Britain Award in 2013, will be the guest…



Western Gateway officially opened

This week, YMCA Black Country were delighted to welcome Celebrity TV presenter Adrian Chiles and the Bishop of Wolverhampton, The Right Revd Clive Gregory, who joined forces to officially open the new Western Gateway building in Carters Green, West Bromwich. The £9.5m YMCA facility is now a commanding presence at the western entrance of West…