About us


“Is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.”


To extend God’s Kingdom.
To empower the young people irrespective of any kind.
To minister to the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual wants of the people.
To work for a society which is free from oppression and exploitation.


“That they all may be one”

  – John 17:21

Our Story

Being an oldest NGO Network, found in 1890, YMCA-Madras loves to nurture life in various ways as we believe, it is the best gift bestowed upon human beings. Imagine a life full of suffering, depression, anxiety, mood swings. YMCA can understand that, as we completely envision on “Empowering Young People”. Health, Fitness and Wisdom are connected in such a manner that if one flips, the other get effected too. To juggle these three perfectly, one ought to attain and maintain a flawless balance in his life. YMCA-MADRAS is one such crowning platform for juggling these to gain absolute happiness through the mind, body and soul well-being.

Our Commitment to Youth

The youth are also in help to imbibe leadership qualities through UNI-Y and HI-Y for college and school students respectively. They enable youth to bring out their innate talents and prepare them for facing the challenges ahead. The YMCA also runs community centers with night school and recreational facilities for the downtrodden in slum areas, alwats in ommunion with the substratum of society.


The National Council of YMCA’s was formed in Madras to co-ordinate the activities of the association all over the country. This again was the brainchild of Mr Mc Conaughy. In 1908, A home for Christian students was opened on Jones Street and by 1911 there were two more hostels in Chintadripet, Vepery and Royapettah.