YMCA Guardians for Child Protection

We will be a crucial part of the solution in the prevention of child sexual abuse in our communities and we will have zero tolerance for abuse in the YMCA Movement.  The Y Guardians will work to create a culture of safety by raising the bar for the Movement, increasing accountability for child protection, and positioning the YMCA as a leader in this area.  


The YMCA Guardians for Child Protection are a group of YMCA CEOs committed to activating the power of the Y Movement – and other youth-serving organizations – to engage communities, improve internal operations and advance policy and environmental change to protect children from sexual abuse.


The safety and well-being of children in the care of Ys across the U.S., is and always will be, our top priority


Coming together to spread prevention messages on social media, host events to train parents and community volunteers, and educate the community about keeping youth safe from sexual abuse.