Young women from Plymouth schools get inspired at engineering careers event hosted by Tamar Crossings and YMCA Plymouth

Over 300 young women from schools and colleges across Plymouth visited the Tamar Bridge last week for the Women in STEM ‘Engineering Her Future’ event. The vent was organised by us and our Discovery College, in conjunction with Tamar Crossings. The event brought together engineering companies from across the region as well as inspiring women…
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May Newsletter 2024

Investment announced for Discovery College along with expansion of its youth mentoring programme Plymouth City Council and YMCA Plymouth’s Discovery College are working in partnership to help people access the right training and skills they need to get into work, thanks to funding secured from the UK Government through our joint application to the UK Shared Prosperity…
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Renowned Plymouth restaurant team is set to take over community café at YMCA Plymouth

It’s a fond farewell alongside some exciting news for our bistro at YMCA Plymouth and our Discovery College. After two-and-a-half successful years at the helm, the Bill’s Boys Bistro team are hanging up their chef’s hats and moving on to new ventures. Whilst it is with a heavy heart that they’re moving on, it is…
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March Newsletter 2024

New T-Level qualification in Childcare coming to Discovery College As Year 11’s start finalising their next steps for moving into post-16 education, we are proud to announce the launch of an exciting new opportunity: the T-Level qualification in Education & Early Years at Discovery College. We’re hosting an open information event for young people and…
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December 2023 Newsletter

Thank you for being part of our 2023 As we reach the end of another year, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you for being part of our community and YMCA family. Whether you’ve been dashing around our soft play, studying hard in our Discovery College, working out in our gym, or having a blast in our Holiday…
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October/November Newsletter 2023

YMCA Plymouth triumphs at National Awards We’re delighted to share that your YMCA is officially YMCA of the Year! We recently headed to the national finals of the Youth Matters Awards 2023 in London, where not only did we win the top YMCA trophy, but also saw one of our inspiring former Discovery College students, Craig McKenna,…
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YMCA Plymouth wins ‘YMCA of the Year’ at National Awards

We are delighted to share the news that our YMCA took top honours at the national ‘Youth Matters Awards’ 2023, being awarded ‘YMCA of the Year’ as well as one of our young people from Discovery College, Craig McKenna, winning ‘Young Achiever of the Year’. The annual awards were held at Stamford Bridge in London…
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Ocean City Soft Play Photo Competition

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Ocean City Running Club Partners with YMCA Plymouth

YMCA Plymouth and Ocean City Running Club are firing the starting gun on a new partnership that’s set to help more local people access and enjoy the benefits of running. The partnership aims to help the club reach more people whilst growing its offering with newly trained run leaders, more running sessions and a walking…
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September Newsletter 2023

Over 2,000 young people have their aspirations raised and futures inspired We recently welcomed over 2,000 young people to our second-ever city-wide skills & careers showcase Launchpad Live. Over the course of an action-packed two days, pupils from schools across Plymouth were treated to a range of interactive and immersive activities, delivered by training providers and employers…
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