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:
Boys Town in 1940;
The Youth Development Programme (formerly 'Street corner Boys Programme) in 1974;
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.
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.