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Young Men’s Christian Association

The Kingston YMCA is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that was founded in June 1920. It is a family oriented organisation which seeks to promote the welfare of young people through spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical activities, geared to the development of spirit, mind and body. Its years of involvement in community service to the youth in the urban & sub-urban part of the country saw the establishment of:

  1. Boys Town in 1940;

  2. The Youth Development Programme (formerly 'Street corner Boys Programme) in 1974;

  3. The YMCA/Amy Bailey training centre being re-established in 1990 and the implementation of other wide range programmes designed to attract and benefit all age groups of our society.

Contact Information

Address: 21 Hope Road, Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 926-8081, 754-9034
Fax: (876) 929-9387
Open: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact: General Secretary
Phone: (876) 926-0801
Fax: (876) 929-9387

The objective of these programmes is to develop the urban and sub-urban community through a process of empowerment with the provision of Skills Training, Academic, Personal and Family Development, Reproductive Health, Instilling Christian Principles and Social Development Activities.

Males and Females (0-99)

Annual Membership Fee Youth $2,500 per annum

Adults $3,000 per annum

Family $6,000 (3 Adults three children)

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The Community-Outreach Programs offered by the Kingston YMCA have included the establishment of Boys Town for the vocational training and spiritual upliftment of depressed youths in the inner city of Western Kingston. The wide range of programs designed to attract and benefit Jamaica's youth include:

  1. Youth Development Program (YDP)

  2. Summer Camp

  3. Leadership Development Training

  4. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

  5. The 'HI-Y' Club

  6. Children Workshops

  7. Swimming

  8. Welfare

  9. Welding

  10. Physical Education