Our Parent Organisation

Established in 1902, the YMCA of Singapore is a volunteer-based Christian organisation that seeks to serve and impact all members of the community, regardless of race, language or religion, through programmes, services and enterprises to develop the body, mind and spirit.



youth development programmes

YMCA of Singapore seeks to build character and groom young adults into responsible community champions who are able to make positive contributions to the community.In partnership with Citi, YMCA of Singapore started the community initiative, Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) in 2003. Funded by Citi Foundation, the programme is a catalyst to promote social entrepreneurship and community leadership development among Singapore youths. For more information, visit www.youthforcauses.com.YMCA also established University-YMCA (Uni-Y) clubs in tertiary institutions with the mission of developing and empowering youth to be servant leaders who will impact our local and international communities. Uni-Y Singapore focuses on creating positive social impact through community service and social entrepreneurship programmes, and delivering holistic enrichment to its volunteers and members through personal and leadership programmes.


YMCA organises 16 structured and sustained YMCA-Tan Chin Tuan Community Service Programmes to enrich the lives of the beneficiaries through programmes such as dancing, singing, gardening, nature walks, arts and craft, outdoor adventure, sports and more.YMCA also serves the less privileged beyond our shores through YMCA International Service Programmes organised in collaboration with our overseas YMCA counterparts. These programmes are currently carried out in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam where YMCA volunteers would be involved in healthcare and health education, construction and infrastructural improvement, conducting English and basic computer education as well as organising games and activities to bring cheer to the beneficiaries.


YMCA of Singapore operates two social enterprises – YMCA Education Services and YMCA International House.YMCA Education Services offers pre-school education (YMCA Child Development Centres), before and after school student care (YMCA Student Care Centres), academic programmes preparing students for the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations (YMCA School) and tertiary courses in partnership with world renowned international educational institutions (YMCA Tertiary).The YMCA International House offers guests warm hospitality and 111 comfortable rooms at a convenient location within the heart of the city.