The YMCA Vocational School offers courses and the positive environment in assisting disengaged students to achieve their full potential through positive educational studies, activities, and outcomes. At the YMCA young people will experience student centered programs dedicated to enhancing practical and personal skills, at a pace that ensures school attendance, engagement, and confidence.


- Rita Pierson's amazing TED Talk -

“We believe all young people have the right to achieve their full potential irrelevant of circumstance. That the development of the whole person is of utmost importance and we are guided in developing this through the YMCA’s own philosophy of valuing a person’s Mind, Body and Spirit. We believe that this holistic approach is best delivered through a flexible individualised learning environment to maximise positive outcomes for every individual.”

- Andrew Kerr-Stevens

Every kid needs a champion

YMCA Vocational School

YMCA Social Impact

Officially known as Y-Care SE Qld Inc., YMCA Social Impact is the group of programs that make up the charitable arm of the YMCA Brisbane.

Our mission is to break the cycle of disadvantage and give people a Real Opportunity to grow, in mind, body and spirit. We aim to transform lives.


YMCA Vocational School
Clem Jones Campus
41-45 Mary Street
Kingston, Queensland 4114

Tel:(07) 3440 4300
Fax:(07) 3440 4399
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