That all children, young people and families can belong, contribute and thrive in their communities.
To ensure professionals and volunteers working with children, young people and families develop the skills, knowledge and expertise to deliver outstanding relational and systemic practice, through a focus on wellbeing, care and communities.
Provide a welcome to members for themselves, in a meeting place which is theirs to share, where friendships can be made and counsel sought. Develop activities which stimulate and challenge its members in an environment, that enables them to take responsibility and find a sense of achievement.
Involve all members in care and work for others. Create opportunities for exchanging views, so that its members can improve their understanding of the world, themselves and of one another.
The YMCA George Williams College values, align to those of the YMCA movement.
We seek out
We actively look for opportunities to make a transformative impact on young lives in the communities where we work, and believe that every person is of equal value.
We offer people the space they need to feel secure, respected, heard and valued; and we always protect, trust, hope and persevere.
We strive to inspire each person we meet to nurture their body, mind and spirit, and to realise their full potential in all they do.
We speak out
We stand up for young people, speak out on issues that affect their lives, and help them to find confidence in their own voice.
We serve others
We are committed to the wellbeing of the communities we serve and believe in the positive benefit of participation, locally and in the wider world.