The YMCA of Central New Mexico believes building a strong global community begins here in our local community. In our extended day learning programs, for example, we emphasize awareness of all cultures. While learning about other countries, our children and teens learn about the food, language and customs of different cultures.
Globally, Ys in the US help young people develop cultural competencies by connecting diverse populations with life-changing resources and support. Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 124 countries, addressing critical social issues like welcoming newcomers in the U.S. and working to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.
Ys have the expertise and commitment to strengthen communities and bring about positive change, such as the YMCA House for Immigrant Children. This is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the care of minors and children generally within the ages of 11 to 17 that try to cross the border to the United States, or that have been deported.