Since 1980 YMCA has been enriching the lives of children and young people in the Bay of Plenty region by providing a range of youth activities and programmes.
Our roots are grounded in the passion of local community groups and members who supported our establishment. We remain thankful to the Tauranga Rotary Club who provided funding and guidance in our early years.
As our reputation grew, so did our team. We started with a steering committee that later evolved into a management team employing a community worker to ensure our policies and programmes are aligned to local needs.
Today YMCA’s Tauranga operations form part of the network of YMCA services that span the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and greater Auckland region. We’re part of a global family, but proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated. We’re also a not-for-profit organisation working hard to empower young people to reach their full potential.
With support services centrally run from the Auckland office, and governance provided by a board, we can focus on what we do best - delivering great service and programmes to Tauranga kids, families and communities.