YMCA Ballarat has been active in our community since the 1870’s and we are proud of our continuous community service role which stretches back over 140 years.
Over the years, our organisation has taken on many roles in the development of sport, recreation, children’s, youth and family services. These operations have at all times been motivated by a philosophy of providing quality services to the community.
The YMCA has been operating children’s programs for the past 38 years. YMCA Ballarat has been active in the Early Years sector since the introduction of the previous Kindergarten Cluster Management model in 2003.
YMCA Early Years Management (YEYM) is now one of the largest Early Years Management organisations in Victoria, and continues to work with YMCA Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC), Vacation Care and Long Day Care in our commitment to planning and delivering quality education and care children’s services.
The YMCA is a charitable, not-for-profit community service organisation, controlled and directed by a Board of community representatives. It aims to provide substantial benefits for the community with all surplus funds reinvested in YMCA services, especially programs that assist and empower young people who may be experiencing disadvantage.
The YMCA of Ballarat Inc is a Not-for-Profit organisation. ABN 47 539 957 592
YMCA Ballarat acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.