YMCA stands for Young Men's Christian Association, which is a global organization promoting Christian values in young people. The organization's three aims are to promote health, spirituality and fitness.
The YMCA was founded in 1844 in London, England, by a man called George Williams. The original goal of the organization was to provide cheap and decent accommodation for young people trying to find work in the city, away from the temptations of modern metropolitan life. Nowadays, the YMCA motto is "empowering young people," which the organization achieves by providing different types of activities and gatherings for young people across the world. "YMCA" is also the title of a disco song by The Village People.