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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Young Men's Christian Association.
Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an organization that provides community classes, sports facilities, accommodations, etc.
We stayed at the YMCA in Hong Kong.
The Young Men's Christian Association is a worldwide organization with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations. It was founded on 6 June 1844 in London and aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind and spirit". These three angles are reflected by the different sides of the triangle – part of all YMCA logos. The different local YMCAs are voluntarily affiliated through their national organisations. The national organisations in turn are part of both an Area Alliance and the World Alliance of YMCAs. The World Alliance's main motto is: "Empowering young people", and it is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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