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YMCA
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Region served Worldwide
President Patricia Pelton
Secretary General Carlos Sanvee
Montreal - YMCA, Rue des Récollets et Rue Sainte-Hélène - 01 - 20050324
First YMCA in Canada in Montreal, Quebec
National Youth Administration WPA boxing lessons YMCA Boise ID 1936
Self-defence classes at YMCA in Boise, Idaho, 1936

Young Men's Christian Association (or the YMCA or the Y) is an organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It was originally meant to put Christian principles into practice. It was founded in 1844 in London, England, United Kingdom. At first, the organization provided beds and shelter to young men leaving the countryside for work in the cities. It promotes Muscular Christianity.

Basketball was invented in an American YMCA.

The similar Young Women's Christian Association or YWCA was founded in 1870.


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