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YMCA of MANILA Goes Green!
Y4K ( YMCA for Kalikasan ) Launches in 2012


The YMCA of Manila, in line with the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs’ thrust on ecological concern and preservation, conducted its own Green Ambassadors Training on September 22-23, 2013 at the YMCA of Manila Conference Room with 25 participants which include RTC and Hi-Y advisers and some community youth leaders. After the training, Some local school clubs adopted the idea of the Y4K Program and implemented their drafted plan during the training.


Hundreds of Hi-Y and community youth members joined together in the clean up at the Manila Bay on October 20, 2012; geared with cleaning materials and desire for a cleaner Manila Bay, they actively cleaned the coastline of the famous bay jointly with the local government of Manila.


Four hundred twenty six (426) participants from twenty two (22) elementary schools joined the Red Triangle Club Environmental Camp on March 2-3, 2013 at A. Albert Elementary School with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center and Quezon Memorial Circle as venues of environmental scanning.

While, Seventy five (75) young leaders from all over Manila participated in the YMCA Community Boys & Girls Environmental Camp conducted by the YMCA of Manila through its Community Works on March 25-26, 2013 at Pangil River Eco-Park, Pangil, Laguna.


YMCA OF MANILA gathers 3,281 Y’ers which include club members, advisers, coordinators, volunteers, layleaders and staff to participate in the YMCA World Challenge on October 20, 2012 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Malate, Manila. It is an initiative of the World Alliance of YMCAs (WAY) to share to the world the stories on how YMCA empowers the youth. All participants had their chance to shoot the basketball. Every point was counted.

“What one does for himself, dies with him; what one does for the community, lives long after he is gone”


YMCA of Manila recognizes the efforts and involvement of hence YMCA club members and advisers in the pursuance of the YMCA mission hence, a Recognition Program was held on March 9, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. for Hi-Y at the Gymnasium of Jose Abad Santos High School, Binondo, Manila; March 16, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. for the Red Triangle Club at A. Mabini Elementary School and College Y Club in the afternoon at Conrado Benitez Hall of the Philippine Women’s University. Outstanding clubs, members and advisers were given citations and awards for their contribution in promoting YMCA programs in their respective schools and for their active participation in the various activities of the YMCA.

Meanwhile, the different YMCA Learning Centers also conducted its Moving Up Programs (Recognition/ Graduation Programs) on March 15-23, 2013


YMCA members and advisers felt the heat of summer and joined YMCA of Manila Summer Camps. The camp provides opportunities to experience outdoor life and strengthen camaraderie and fellowship. It also enhances their leadership capabilities and teamwork which enable them to work harmoniously with their co-club members.

Community Youth Leaders enjoyed their Environmental Camp on March 25-26, 2013 at Pangil Eco-Park, Pangil, Laguna and had the chance to explore the wonderful view of Ambon-ambon Falls.

Red Triangle had its Summer Camp on April 9-12, 2013 at Pahiyas Beach Resort, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas while Hi-Y on April 11-14, 2013 at Paraiso Beach Resort, Guisguis, Sariaya, Quezon jointly with the YMCA of Tuguegarao, Cagayan.


Every year, the YMCA of Manila conducts its annual student conferences for elementary, high school and college students jointly with the club advisers. These gatherings of selected student leaders and club advisers from the different elementary and high schools, colleges and universities throughout the Philippines aim to be a venue where they could discuss and share their views and ideas about current issues and concerns that are affecting their lives and their communities. The participants are exposed to the three levels of learning through individual inputs from speeches of resource persons and the insights/ ideas/ experiences from other participants; small group sharing by the participants through group discussions in a commission/ learning teams of 15-20 members; and community learning in a plenary session where each commission will present their resolutions and/ or plan of actions ( for high school and college program ) and creative presentation through collage and poster making for elementary delegates.

For the 24th National Assembly of High School Students and 17th YMCA National High School Club Advisers Seminar, the program was held on November 3-6, 2012 at Junior Mess Teachers‘ Camp, Baguio City. The theme adopted was “ YMCA: Onward to the Call of Service in Nurturing the Youth and Transforming Communities”. A total of 712 delegates (637 students & 75 advisers ) from 45 public and private schools participated. The delegates came up with resolutions anchored on the theme which will be presented to their respective institutions and related agencies.

On the other hand, the 37th YMCA National Congress of College Students and 17th YMCA National Campus Club Advisers Seminar Workshop with the theme : “ KABATAAN, PINOY KA BA?!” was held on December 5-9, 2012 at Senior Mess. 230 students and 43 club advisers from 37 colleges and universities nationwide attended. There were 5 major resolutions approved by the body where they urge concerned agencies to act on particular concerns they tackled and deliberated during the program.

The 4th YMCA National Junior Leaders Campference and Advisers Seminar Workshop, meanwhile was held on January 25-28, 2013 at the same venue. The theme: “Community Transformation: A Call to the Youth”, encourages young people to take their part in the creation of a better community through service and responsible citizenship. A total of 460 participants from 47 public and private elementary schools attended composed of students, advisers, parents and the board and staff.

“What one does for himself, dies with him; what one does for the community, lives long after he is gone”

Calendar 2013 Calendar 2013
September 2013
CYC Club Management (3-4)
Hi-Y Joint Leadership Camp (9-11)
Club Advisers Training (17-18)
Hi-Y Joint Leadership Camp (23-25)