The Young Roots programme is an innovative project to capture the oral history of the YMCA one of Scotland’s oldest youth organisations. Sharing the Past to Shape the Future uses an inter-generational approach, led by our young people from YMCAs across Scotland, capturing oral histories from across the nation.
We are a youth work organisation with a Christian ethos, based in the city-centre of Aberdeen and are managed by a Board of Directors who represent a variety of different denominations. The diversity of our Directors’ backgrounds establishes us as a uniquely ecumenical movement for meeting the needs of children, young people and students among our city population of 212,125.
Committed to serving others, the YMCA in Aberdeen aims to create a safe, caring and secure environment for our members where they can flourish and find a sense of achievement by providing them with facilities and opportunities often denied to them because of poverty, unemployment or social deprivation.