YMCAs now serve more than 40 million people in 119 countries. Ys in those countries are addressing critical issues, including poverty, educational disparities, and conflict, by reducing barriers and providing opportunities for more young people to create a better future.




International Partners

International partnerships are developed based on the mutual interests of both local and international Ys. The Gateway Region YMCA currently partners with: Belize, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, and Ukraine.

Teen Immersion Trips

Local teens have the chance to travel to a region served by an International Partner for youth exchange, service learning and cross-cultural education.


Our Commitment to You

Your gift to YMCA World Service creates opportunities for young people to overcome obstacles and create change that will last generations. YMCA World Service funds are overseen by the YMCA of the USA International Group and put to use locally by YMCA staff and volunteers who are trusted leaders with a deep understanding of community need and the relationships to produce impactful, sustainable solutions.

Support Y World Service

To all who journey with us through thick and thin, our heartfelt thanks, and our abundant hope for the Great Global Good which is our beloved YMCA Movement.

If you would like to support YMCA World Service, please make a donation below.

Click here to contact Dan Schulze, International Committee Co-Chair, for more information.