”In just a few days, we will be witnessing the biggest birthday party ever celebrated by our organization. The 170 years anniversary commemoration of the YMCA in the world will be an integral part of the YMCA World Challenge on the weekend of June 6. We want to thank you for all the commitment and enthusiasm for this initiative which will be a strong public statement of our organization and our collective passion for empowering young people. To see the entire mobilisation around this initiative reinforces the vision of unity we pursue in partnership with you. Together, we can do and we will do incredible things to touch the lives of young people all over the world. We take this opportunity as well to share with you the song we have produced for this occasion. “Speak up, Speak out” by Sean Sonego, a young man from Canada and active participant of the YMCA in that country.”
We hope this song can be used before, during and after the event as a symbol that we #Stand4youth
Congratulations and good luck!
Johan Vilhelm Eltvik and Romulo Dantas
For more information about the YMCA World Challenge, go to: http://challenge.ymca.int