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  • We had the biggest #SwitchLive event yet at the start of June, see the pictures and read about the night by clicking the image!
  • Southend YMCA in partnership with Loss UK has published a guide for young people, written by young people, on loss and bereavement. Click the image to find out more.
  • A group of young people from The Essex Boys & Girls Clubs are to live on £1 a day for a week to fundraise for Southend YMCA. Click the image to find out more.


We believe young people are inspiring, amazing, creative, talented, funny, courageous and full of potential and sometimes just need a bit of help and encouragement to reach their goals.

 Do you enjoy music, sport, media, cooking or art?

 Did you know that Southend YMCA offer all these  activities to young people? And the best news is –   everything is FREE!

 Are you finding it hard to get a job?
 It's a tough time for young people seeking work but   Southend YMCA can help you maximise your chances. Get  involved with our volunteering projects and you'll gain  relevant work experience and increase your confidence.  Via the huge range of different projects we offer, you  could pick up CV building skills from 1st aid qualifications  to volunteering awards. You'll develop as an individual  and as a valued member of a group.

 Southend YMCA offers support, guidance, education,  housing and kindness and our staff are committed to   helping young people define their goals and achieve their dreams.

Call or email any time to find out more. We can't wait to hear from you. Alternatively, register you interest online and we can find an opportunity for you!

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