What We Do

From over 10 locations across Madras, the YMCA provides expertise, programs and services in the following areas, to enable healthier, happier communities.

CITY WIDE ACTIVITIES

Religious Activities

  • Gospel Outreach Programs
  • Live Christian Concerts
  • Workshops on Christian faith affirmation
  • Mission Conferences
  • Bible Quiz & Competition.
  • Bible Study
  • Regular Sunday Worship.

Physical Activities

  • State & National Level Tournaments
  • Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Swimming, chess, karate, Kung Fu, Billiards, Snooker, Gym, BasketBall.
  • Coaching in all Sports Activities
  • Affiliation with all Sports Governing Bodies.

Cultural and Social Activities

  • Toast Masters Club.
  • Oratorical Classes
  • Pattimandram
  • Heritage of India-Folk Dance Competitions
  • Cultural exchange programs with other YMCA’s
  • Social Awareness Campaign

Students Activities

  • Hi – Y, Uni-Y Camps
  • Seminars for School & College Students
  • Vocational Bible School.
  • Educational Tours

Boys Town Activities

  • Boys town Schools at Fort and Kottivakkam
  • Destitute Home
  • Women Hostel
  • Accommodation and Care and Counseling
  • Make the destitute children responsible citizens

Out Reach Activities

  • Camps
  • Conducting Community Outreach Programs
  • Community Events
  • Youth Center Activities

Outdoor Activities

  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Karate
  • Kung Fu
  • Taekwondo
  • Swimming
  • Yoga.

Indoor Activities

All the branches in the city have got facilities for indoor games like

  • table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Carrom
  • Shuttle.

HI-Y : A CLUB FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

It is a club for High School students, which meets once in a month where debates, seminars, quiz programmes are conducted for their all-round development. They are taken out for camps and picnics and to participate in regional and National level meetings.

YS MENS CLUB FOR BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY OF MEMBERS

It is a club consisting of membership from business and professional category of members to serve the community through the Madras YMCA. Many members had the privilege of visiting many YMCAs abroad.

UNI-Y : A CLUB FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

It is a club for University students, which also meets once in a month in all the branches and participates in debates, seminars and quiz programmes. Members of Uni-y club also get an opportunity to attend World meets, International camps as well as training programmes organized by YMCAs throughout the world.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB TO LEARN THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

It is a club for people to learn the art of public speaking, which meets once a week at a few branches. This club has produced some of the top class bureaucrats and politicians of our country.

COMMUNITY CENTERS

The Madras YMCA runs three community centres in the city for the benefit of the slum dwellers and the under- privileged children. Apart from this, two orphanages and two schools are run for the benefit of the poor people. Different trades are taught to help them earn their livelihood.

Developing Branches

It was under the General Secretaryship of Mr Alexander that the YMCA acquired a new building, following a campaign launched with the terse slogan “Building for Brotherhood”. However, it was Mr Solomon who helped the YMCA in acquiring the site on Ritherdon Road for its Vepery Branch. Capt. D.Gnanaolivu, the Chairman of the State Housing Board, was president of the YMCA from 1962 and chipped in his might in the effort. That apart, the site on which the YMCA, Kilpauk started functioning was donated by Mr Jacob Mathi