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WiSE Up to Boys campaign is launched

This week saw the launch of YMCA WiSE Project’s WiSE Up To Boys campaign. The aim is to raise awareness that sexual exploitation happens to boys too, and to make sure that boys and young men who are experiencing sexual exploitation get the help and support they need. FIND OUT MORE

Double Win at National Youth Matters Awards

YMCA Right Here, our innovative health and wellbeing project that works with youth ambassadors to improve health outcomes for young people locally and nationally scooped up two awards at a national youth charity awards ceremony. FIND OUT MORE

Galvanise Brighton & Hove

We are proud to announce that YMCA DLG is leading on a brand new campaign aimed at ending street homelessness in Brighton & Hove. Galvanise Brighton & Hove is part of the European Campaign to End Street Homelessness, a project which has seen 1000 volunteers survey rough sleepers in cities across Europe.


New funding for vulnerable victims after report finds boys and young men at risk

Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has announced up to £100,000 of new funding for support services after a report commissioned by her office found boys and young men risk being overlooked as potential victims of sexual exploitation.


Youth Matters Awards finalists announced!

YMCA Youth Matters Awards is an annual awards event, which celebrates the achievements of young people, staff and volunteers.

We are delighted that two of our nominations for YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards 2017 have made it through to the finals.

Pride – mission accomplished

YMCA DLG celebrated Brighton Pride in great style on Saturday 5 August. Our float stood out well among the parade of 100, themed around the Beatles album cover Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the 50th anniversary of its release. This tied in nicely with Pride’s ‘Summer of Love’ theme to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in this country. FIND OUT MORE

Fast Track 2 Employment

YMCA DLG is launching a range of Study Programmes that offer learners aged 16-18 (or 19+ with a statement or EHP) genuine sector specific skills and training, with embedded functional skills, and work experience.  This is a great opportunity and stepping stone towards further education, apprenticeships or employment. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrating our Volunteers – Part 2

Volunteers’ Week in June is all about recognising and celebrating volunteers – and of course it’s a great excuse for a party to say thanks for ‘the difference you make’.


Celebrating our Volunteers – Part 1

The first week of June was Volunteers Week, giving us the perfect opportunity to celebrate our wonderful volunteers in Brighton & Hove, Horsham and Guildford.


Family Fun Day in Horsham

On a glorious sunny (and windy) summer day in June, YMCA Horsham went to a free Family Funday event at Bennetts Field.