YMCA YMCA 〈 [ w aı ɛ msi:ɛı ] Abkürzung für engl. 〉 Young Men ′ s Christian Association (Christlicher Verein junger Männer) [ engl. Y.M.C.A. ist einer der drei erfolgreichsten Titel der Band Village People aus dem Jahr „Wir bei der YMCA feiern dieses Lied. Es ist ein positives Statement über die YMCA und was wir den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt ermöglichen. Bedeutungen für die Abkürzung "Y.M.C.A., ymca, YMCA" ▷ Alle Bedeutungen im Überblick ✓ Ähnliche Abkürzungen zu Y.M.C.A., ymca, YMCA ✓
In der Folge vom 6. Juli mit Dies auch deshalb, weil so einige Mitarbeiter das homosexuellenfreundliche Umfeld selbst mochten und im Bedarfsfall wegschauten.
Viele, die an der Cruisingszene in den YMCAs teilnahmen, blieben versteckte Homosexuelle oder identifizierten sich selbst als heterosexuell.
Es blieb leicht, sich in eine Situation zu begeben, in der es eventuell zu Sex kommen konnte. Der Titel dieses Artikels ist mehrdeutig.
Ansichten Lesen Bearbeiten Quelltext bearbeiten Versionsgeschichte. In anderen Projekten Commons. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am November um Naismith decided the game had to be physically active, simple to understand and would have minimal physical roughness.
The original game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets nailed to the balcony of the Springfield Y.
The game was an immediate hit, although originally the baskets still had their bottoms, and the ball had to be manually retrieved after each score, considerably slowing play.
It was mostly a passing game, and dribbling did not become a major part of the game until much later, when the ball was improved to its present form.
Basketball continues to be one of the most popular sports at the Auburn Y, as witnessed by a glance at the gym at any time of the day or week.
In fact, a claim to fame of the Auburn Y is that it holds the record for the longest running church basketball league in the nation—80 continuous years.
From to , Cayuga County churches fielded teams to compete in basketball at the Y and in local church gyms. Throngs of spectators crowded into the gyms to cheer the players on.
He borrowed a tennis net, raised it 6 feet, 6 inches above the floor, and invented the game of "Mintonette," which could be played by a group of any number and involved volleying a large ball over the net.
An observer wisely suggested that a better name for the new sport might be "volleyball. Racquetball is another Y-invented sport.
Joseph Sobek, a tennis, handball and squash player who worked in a rubber manufacturing factory, was dissatisfied with the options for indoor sports in Greenwich, Conn.
He called his new sport "paddle rackets. Many YMCAs throughout the world still maintain residences as an integral part of the programming.
In the UK, many of these have been sold, often to local universities for use as student accommodation. YMCAs in the UK are still known predominantly as organizations that provide accommodation for vulnerable and homeless young people.
Across the UK the YMCA provides over 8, bed spaces, and is thus one of the largest providers of safe supported accommodation for young people.
The vast majority of this accommodation is supported by a range of personal, social and educational services. Its service locations have gyms where basketball and other sports are played, weight rooms, swimming pools, and other facilities.
It is important to the Y that all persons—"regardless of age, income or background"—can participate in Y programs. The goal of the YMCA is to "strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Intentional considerations to form and function allows this campus and its programs the highest degree of accessibility possible.
The Mary Free Bed YMCA is a one-of-a-kind facility in the country uniting able-bodied individuals and persons with disabilities under the pursuit of fully accessible sports, fitness, and general well-being.
YMCA of the USA has been one of the largest charitable nonprofits in the United States, in terms of donations received from the general public, as listed by Forbes magazine.
According to the Y, its "anchoring" in 10, communities, the numerous long-standing relationships it has developed, and its physical presence allows it "not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
It is located in Chicago. YMCA Canada was established over years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Together, they serve 2 million people in more than 1, communities across Canada—and they keep growing.
The YMCA in Canada is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.
YMCAs are a centre of community where friendships are formed and family ties are strengthened. It was founded in by Captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan —59 , an American seaman and missionary.
He was influenced by the London YMCA and saw the association as an opportunity to provide a "home away from home" for young sailors on shore leave.
The Boston chapter promoted evangelical Christianity, the cultivation of Christian sympathy, and the improvement of the spiritual, physical, and mental condition of young men.
Hardware merchant Franklin W. Smith was the first elected president in Because of political, physical, and population changes in Boston during the second half of the century, the Boston YMCA established branch divisions to satisfy the needs of local neighbourhoods.
From to , the association established several day camps for boys, and later, girls. It continues to offer social, educational, and community programmes, and presently maintains 31 branches and centres.
The Y developed the first known English as a Second Language programme in the United States in response to the influx of immigrants in the s.
Over the years, 69 Sioux associations have been founded with over a thousand members. It deployed over 25, staff in military units and bases from Siberia to Egypt to France.
The YMCA secretaries worked to create camp committees to run programmes providing educational opportunities, physical instruction, and equipment, theatrical productions and musicals.
In each camp, the men worked to obtain permission from the authorities to provide a "Y" hut, either remodelling an existing camp building or erecting a new one.
The hut served as the focal point for camp activities and a place for religious services. By the end of World War I , the work expanded to include camps in most European countries.
This help included helping young men leave the camps to attend Springfield College and providing youth activities in the camps.
Sometimes the YMCA participated in escape operations. The YMCA was associated with homosexual subculture through the middle part of the 20th century, with the athletic facilities providing cover for closeted individuals.
It is now very common for YMCAs to have swimming pools and weight rooms , along with facilities for playing various sports such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball , pickleball , and futsal.
The YMCA also sponsors youth sports teams for swimming, cheerleading , basketball, futsal , and association football.
These programmes stem from similar activities dating back to Today, Joe Friday and Harold Keltner are commemorated with patch awards honouring their legacy.
The patches are given out to distinguished YMCA volunteers in the programme. In some programmes, children earn patches for achieving various goals, such as completing a designated nature hike or participating in Y-sponsored events.
YMCA after-school programmes are geared towards providing students with a variety of recreational, cultural, leadership, academic, and social skills for development.
Until the late s,  YMCAs in the United States were built with hotel-like rooms called residences or dormitories.
These rooms were built with the young men in mind coming from rural America and many foreign-born young men arriving to the new cities.
The rooms became a significant part of American culture , known as an inexpensive and safe place for a visitor to stay in an unfamiliar city as, for example, in the Village People song "YMCA".
In there were about , rooms at YMCAs, more than any hotel chain. The YMCA of Greater Seattle turned its former residence into transitional housing for former foster care and currently homeless youth, aged 18 to This YMCA operates six transitional housing programmes and 20 studio apartments.
These services are offered out of their Young Adult drop-in centre in Seattle, Washington. Wallace, to Admiral J. Bruce Minear, an experienced secretary, was sent to organize the association work in the Canal Zone.
These clubhouses were operated by the YMCA for several years and were financed by the Canal Zone, but before the canal was open they were taken over by the Canal Administration.
By , there were nine buildings in operation in the Canal Zone. Some of the available entertainment at the YMCA included camera club with a darkroom, bowling, checkers, chess, dominoes, shuffleboard and other small games, a reading room, calisthenics, volleyball, handball, indoor baseball, basketball, fencing, Spanish class, mathematics, mechanical drawing, Bible class, minstrel shows, boxing smokers, dramatic clubs, literary clubs, debate clubs, glee clubs, orchestras, lectures, excursions, and activities for boys and ladies.
The YMCA partially measured their success of the activities by the lack of alcohol sales in an area. Due to the chaos, the schools were closed for five months, and the after-school programmes at the Panama YMCA were cancelled.
These programmes remained popular throughout this time. In , the Panama YMCA was given its first piece of property, a acre 16 ha piece of land for a day camping and nature centre site, allowing it to expand its programmes.
The camp allowed the Panama YMCA to expand a great deal and became a major resource for various programmes.
The camp also was used as a conference centre. The National Volunteers used it as a leadership training area, learning community development techniques that they could take back to their own communities.
The Girl and Boy Scouts, as well as church groups, also used the area. In , a treaty was being negotiated to relinquish US control of the Panama Canal.
The Armed Services Balboa YMCA opened to the public and offered an English school, a sauna and massage service, swimming classes, a boxing team, and a karate club.
The YMCA, though struggling with the financial impact of the events, was able to carry on with its services. YMCA Peru has a team of employees and a voluntary body of more than people.
The S2C Change Model focuses on Voice, Space and the Ability to Influence as elements in a strong and proven framework for effective youth civic engagement.
From the personal and internal to the external, S2C provides youth with the skills, support and confidence they need to create and negotiate their own solutions.
S2C develops self-assured leaders and civically engaged youth who work to positively influence their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan . Malawi [ citation needed ]. The YMCA of Hong Kong was established in , being separated into two separate organizations in , split across linguistic lines: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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