As a Diversity and Inclusion Global (DIG) Network YMCA, the Summit Area YMCA is dedicated to intentionally develop and provide resources, programs and services that match the needs of our communities so that all individuals may have opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. Learning from our neighbors, partners, and YMCAs throughout the USA as well as our global YMCA family allows the Summit Area YMCA to continually improve, learn and meet the needs or bring innovation to our programs and service to local communities. That's why we are attending the 19th YMCA World Council Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to not only attend the DIG Conference but learn from over 100 global YMCAs throughout the world to better serve you.
The YMCA World Council is the highest decision making body of the World Alliance. The World Council meets every four years, and is responsible for setting the policies and direction of the World Alliance, electing its Officers and Executive Committee, evaluating the work of the last four years, and deliberating on priorities for the next quadrennium. The World Alliance is the confederation of National Councils of YMCAs around the world who come together to advocate global issues, develop programs to promote youth leadership, coordinates YMCA emergency response efforts and much more. The work of the World Alliance inspires YMCAs around the world to create resources, programs and services that ultimately work to improve the lives of others in mind, body, and spirit.
Click here to learn more about The YMCA World Alliance.
Please follow along with us on social media and on our blog as we journey in Chiang Mai and share colorful pictures, stories and videos of our adventures!
For a more global perspective of the event, read up on the World Alliance YMCA Blog here.