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The Acorn Centre
1 Junction Place
Empowering Young People, Children and their Families
Scottish Charity No: SC004425
YMCA Edinburgh aims to empower young people, children and their Families within Leith and across Edinburgh. Our programmes are designed with each child, young person and adult, at the centre. We are focused on their needs and work to empower them to take ownership of the projects they are involved in. So not only do we want to create a space for people to come together and feel at home we also want our service users to feel like they are improving their skills and themselves.
Our work although largely based in Leith, extends across the city, with a focus on deprived communities. We hope to keep expanding our services to the communities that need them.
YMCA is a Christian organisation open to people of all faiths and none. YMCA Edinburgh was established in 2006 having grown out of a project in Leith which was run by the local Methodist Church in 1980's. In 2016 we worked with 985 people giving them a place to belong, opportunities to contribute and ultimately thrive. YMCA Edinburgh works to empower young people, children and their families in Leith and across Edinburgh to transform their lives
"As Chair it is a privilege to hear and see so many aspects of YMCA Edinburgh’s work from Plusone Mentoring to the Women’s Group, from Playrangers to Holiday Playschemes, and to acknowledge on behalf of the Board the professionalism and impressive commitment of the staff and volunteers"
–ritchie Walker, Chairman 2016, YMCA Edinburgh
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