Founding of the YMCA | Squaducation

The Founding of the YMCA

 

 – 6th June 1844 – 

 

For many people the letters YMCA conjure up images of the Village People singing a song of that name back in 1978. However, the history of the YMCA goes back exactly 100 years from my last blog on 6th June – D-Day. In many respects it was a different sort of D-day – a rescue not of a country, France, and the beginning of the end of the Nazis, but the rescue of a generation of young men who were coming to the great cities around England in search of work and riches in what has become known as the Industrial Revolution.

 

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