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Welcome to YMCA George Williams College

Our vision is for a just and equitable society that invests in support for all young people to learn, grow, and explore their relationships with the world around them.

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Our 2023-28 Strategic Plan

Read our 2023-28 Strategy, outlining our mission, vision, and plan to provide transformational support to all those working with and for young people in informal and non-formal learning settings.

Office Hours

Need some bespoke support?

To complement our new Impact and Training Course, we've launched online office hours! Drop us a line ( if you'd like to schedule a call to chat through your evaluation challenges and questions about continuous quality improvement. Please provide a brief summary of your question or the thought you’d like support working through, and a member of our team will get in touch to finalise a time.

News & events

Learning from collaborative outcome reporting approaches to evaluating youth voice

23 November 2023

In this latest read, YMCA George Williams College's Research Fellow Tom Burke reflects on his key takeaways from adopting a collaborative outcome reporting approach to evaluating youth voice, as part of our Establishing Youth Voice evaluation.

Building a Workforce for the Youth Sector

7 November 2023

In this latest read, the College's Kat Harris reflects on how intentional and consistent investment in training and development can reap great rewards for both organisations and practitioners. 

Black History Month Reading List

31 October 2023

In celebration of Black History Month, members of the team have curated a list on work that celebrates, embodies or shines a light on Black history, experiences, and voices.

A Multi-Site Trial of Mentoring: supporting small, grassroots, organisations to participate in robust impact evaluations

26 October 2023

In this latest read, the College's Hannah Quail shares emerging learning from our groundbreaking Multi-site Trial of Mentoring project, supported by Youth Endowment Fund.