If last year was about survival and resilience, this year has been about patience and hope. The Y will continue to persevere through the face of hardship. We will do everything we need to do to ensure we are still here, ready to welcome the community back through our doors.

Our CEO, Carolyn Morris

"Through every lockdown and every challenge that comes our way, it never ceases to amaze me how our staff, volunteers, partners, governments and the community rally together to support one another. We may have a long road to recovery ahead of us, but we will get there. "

Our Chair, Dr Lindsay McMillan

"It's so inspiring to see the relationships between the Y and local communities first-hand. We truly care about the outcomes for young people and the communities we serve – this is the what differentiates our organisation."

Our young person, Casey Majchrzak

Casey is a Board Director at YMCA Victoria and Chair of Youth Affairs Subcommittee and Risk Subcommittee. "It has been such a privilege to be a part of the Y’s journey this year. I hope that we can continue to work together to empower young people to amplify their voice, contribute to better community outcomes and be a positive force for change in the world."

2020-2021 at the Y