The New Plymouth YMCA was established and has been serving the community since 1881. Our values are:
Be considerate of others; be helpful, thoughtful, compassionate and kind,
Treat others as you would have them treat you; Value the worth of every Person, including yourself,
Be truthful, open and sincere; act with integrity in all that you do,
Do what is right, what you ought to do; own the task at hand; be accountable for your behaviour and obligations.
Throughout New Zealand there are 16 YMCAs all of which share a common purpose - which is to meet and relate to the needs of people in their communities, and where they work, in a way that will encourage them to develop as individuals, express their own needs and reach their full potential. YMCAs do this through programmes and relationships, involving YMCA workers with special youth community, recreational and motivational skills.