Leadership Development in the YMCA is a cross cutting programme drawing from the learnings and experiences of all other programmes. Young people participate, either as participants or volunteers, in a variety of programmes, learning to be leaders by doing something for others.
Young people ‘graduate’ from programmes to become more involved in leading and influencing the organisation. From a programme participant / to a programme leader / to a LAG group / to a Board member / to a National Council member and/or National Executive Committee member of the National Council of YMCA’s. Many of our young people have become Executive members of the Africa and even World Alliance of YMCA’s.