YMCA Manningham Youth Services
Our aim is to provide generalist youth services for young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work or study in the city of Manningham (that includes Doncaster, Doncaster East, Templestowe, Wonga Park, Park Orchards, Donvale and Warrandyte). Our service specifications are negotiated in the service agreement between Manningham City Council and YMCA Manningham Incorporated.
To find out more about our mission, aims and objectives you can visit the Manningham YMCA website and read the latest Annual Report
As an independent association of YMCA Australia, YMCA Manningham incorporated has been serving the community of Manningham since 1992. Since its formation, YMCA Manningham has provided health, wellness and community development programs as an integral part of its mission to help people build a healthy body, mind and spirit. While many people may be aware of this particular aspect of the YMCA and may have experienced its benefits, our objective is to enrich and enhance the lives of members of our Manningham community.
Through its current operations, YMCA Manningham delivers a broad range of community- building programs and services and includes:
- The current management contract of Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre
- The management of the Manningham City Council Youth Services Agreement
- The management of six Manningham City Council Indoor Highball Stadiums
- Various self-funded Manningham YMCA community programs;and
- Foundation Y Manningham (benevolent assistance to the Manningham community)
In Australia, the YMCA is made up of 24 Member Associations supporting over 741 communities in the areas of Healthy Living, Empowering Young People and Social Impact. Wherever the Y is, we strive to make a positive difference by providing each and every person opportunity to be healthy, happy and connected. We have over 12,000 staff across the country and around 4,000 volunteers, who are the backbone of the YMCA.
Each year we record 30 million participations in our programs and services across the country! The majority of these are in the healthy living space – with 20 million participations in our health clubs and 4.3 million swimming lessons a year! Just over 1 million participations are recorded in our youth specific programs and another 1 million in our camping programs. And, we have almost 3 million participations in our children's services including kindergartens, early learning centres, outside school hours care and vacation care.