About Hiroshima YMCA

Hiroshima YMCA, founded in 1938, marks its 80th anniversary in 2018.

Hiroshima YMCA, founded on the spirit of “Love and Service manifested in Jesus Christ”, presently operates in 10 locations throughout the Chugoku region of Japan. Responding to the needs of an aging society, the information age, and the global community, YMCA offers a host of programs and services in the areas of education, wellness, welfare, international, facility use, etc. to nurture the holistic growth of individuals throughout the course of their lives. YMCA aims to strengthen communities while also working internationally to foster peace, understanding and cooperation.

広島YMCA75周年ロゴマーク Each Person is Precious – With a Life to Shine

Hiroshima YMCA
conducts all activities in accordance to its mission;
cares for each individual and the dreams they cherish;
serves individuals, families and communities;
plays an active role in working to build world peace.

Hiroshima YMCA Introduction

Hiroshima YMCA was founded on October 25, 1938. In adherence to its mission, Hiroshima YMCA promotes the holistic growth and well-being of individuals throughout the course of their lives through a wide range of programs and services. Hiroshima YMCA aims to make contributions to strengthen society both locally and globally.

Central Hiroshima YMCA is located in downtown Hiroshima city. Hiroshima YMCA is organized into five foundations; Educational Foundation, Social Welfare Foundation, Yuai Welfare Foundation, Youth Service Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, and Global Community Center (NGO). Hiroshima YMCA also has facilities in Higashi Hiroshima city and Otake city, as well as in Iwakuni city (Yamaguchi prefecture) and Yonago city (Tottori prefecture). Additionally, Hiroshima YMCA operates a campsite in Geihoku. People of all ages and from all walks of life are welcome to partake in Hiroshima YMCA.


Hiroshima YMCA Mission Statement

the Hiroshima YMCA, shall endeavor to live a fulfilling life based on love and service manifested in Jesus Christ, and, we shall work toward guiding youth and fostering their dreams, hopes and their spirit to live as they encounter people and nature as well as different cultures, societies and values.
We shall,
  1. endeavor to work with young people and to help each and all to realize their dreams;
  2. teach youth the value of life and help them share this appreciation and understanding within their families;
  3. promote a peaceful society by fostering international exchanges that strengthen ties among people;
  4. encourage all people in each community to work together to improve health, welfare and culture;
  5. protect the global environment;
  6. communicate the A-bomb experience to the next generation and will support the abolishment of all nuclear weapons.