The YMCA Athlone is a public, non-profit organization. It was established to achieve many different objectives. Informed by Christian values, we seek to prepare young people for life, leadership and service through focused development and sustainable programs.
We provide residential, physical and emotional care for young people aged 18 – 35 years and provide facilities for culture, games, sports, physical training, recreation and entertainment, and coordinate sport and recreation on a non-professional basis.Health promotions and social projects such as School Health projects, support groups, mobility projects, substance abuse projects , and education are in great demand. The Athlone YMCA carers go out into the community to educate and promote different health issues. They also assist school nurses with health activities within the schools and de-worming and Vitamin A advice in crèches.
The voice of the youth in some communities is really loud and in others, strangely silent. At our Centre the programmes we offer to the youth teaches them to not only be vocal but to also be knowledgeable in areas such as life skills, informed choices and arts and culture.