Campus Community

Our youth campus is regarded as one of the best YMCA centres in the country and this is affirmed through winning the Youth Matters Award for YMCA of the Year for 2019/20. We remain the only YMCA to have won this prestigious award twice, having also won in 2014/15.

More than 1500 people use YMCA North Staffordshire every month from a wide customer base – young people, families, children, community groups, sports teams, vulnerable adults, youth clubs, business meetings and art classes because they find support and encouragement here. We are a place where young people, families and our communities can get access to services and resources that will help them develop a better future for themselves and others.

Vision and Values

Our vision is of an inclusive Christian movement, transforming communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Our values are based on Christian principles turned into actions:


At YMCA North Staffordshire we source our values from the teachings of Christ, as articulated by Paul in the 1st letter to the Corinthians.

YMCA North Staffordshire has provided young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire with an opportunity to develop and realise their God-given potential since 1851. Today, it works with young men and women regardless of race, religion, culture, faith and those of none.

YMCA is the largest and oldest Christian youth movement in the world. It is best seen as an international organisation delivering services locally. It is our beliefs that hold us together.

We are joined in fellowship with the International YMCA movement and are a major contributor to developing the reach of YMCA in England & Wales.

YMCA England & Wales

YMCA Europe

World YMCA