YMCA Fairthorne Group
53 Bugle Street
About YMCA Fairthorne Group
What makes us different Our purpose We believe everybody should have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives. Since 1891, our approach has been built upon the 3 core aspects of wellbeing: mind, body and spirit, represented by our famous red triangle. We work in, and with, communities to support individuals, children and young people to develop the skills, experiences, relationships and behaviours to become successful and contributing adults. This work is underpinned by the 40 Developmental Assets which is based on substantial research by the Search Institute, understanding the factors that affect people’s life chances. Our mission To champion and add value to young lives by providing experiences that challenge, enable and develop the individual. What we do
We achieve our purpose through combining People, Places and Programmes. We believe that through the creation of spaces, people can come together, connect and create impact.
- People – inspirational people who are part of the YMCA community and make a difference.
- Places – venues where people can come together, belong and feel part of a community
- Programmes – services for children, young people and families, built upon Developmental Assets and which meet local needs.
How we do it – the YMCA Way
All of our work is delivered in the YMCA Way, our unique set of values and behaviours that sets us apart and makes us different. We put people at the heart of all we do, working creatively and with integrity with staff, volunteers and community stakeholders to deliver the very best for children, young people and families.
We don’t do it for profit
YMCA Fairthorne Group is a registered charity: we’re proud to be part of the longest-running youth charity in the world.
Our values are at the core of everything we do, guiding the way with which we work with our members, customers and communities.
Our values – listening, caring, welcoming, exciting, inspiring, active.
Everyone is welcome at the YMCA – we expect all staff and visitors to commit to providing an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment.