About Campaignends 07 Jun 2023, 11:59 PM
Here are some of our programmes:
YMCA-Inclus Train & Place Series
The programme provides 8 weeks of training in real working environments at various hospitality or F&B partners. At the end of the programme, we make targeted efforts to support them in securing long-term employment. Through this, youth with special needs get to build their confidence, work capabilities and work towards independent living.
Y Dance engages youth with special needs through dance, a fun way to stay physically active, and a platform for creative self-expression and social interaction. Participants of the programme may also be invited to perform at various YMCA community service events, providing public exposure and building confidence.
YMCA Project Bridge reaches out to youth-at-risk. It consists of the YMCA Vocational and Soft Skills Programme (VaSSP) and youth activities at the Woodlands Youth Centre. Our youth receive support from social workers who provide emotional support and guidance as they work towards securing a job, pursuing further education or be engaged in holistic social development programmes.
The YMCA Community Services Fund (CSF) sustains YMCA programmes that make this possible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your contributions online have become even more important in strengthening these youth.
About the Charity
*COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, many vulnerable communities face new challenges. Fundraising has also become exceptionally difficult. We would like to make an appeal to all to join us in our efforts in reaching out during these tough times. Your donation will fund new initiatives and existing programmes that support these communities. Please read "Our Programmes" for more information on these programmes.
The YMCA of Singapore stands to champion, challenge and train youth to become independent and effective contributors to an inclusive society.
Our "YMCA Strong" campaign is a statement of our desired outcome for all we serve - to give our clients a hand up, not simply a handout, so that each one will be strengthened to reach their potential.
Our programmes range from training and employing youth with special needs to mobilising and training youth leaders and volunteers to serve the needy in society.