Be sure to watch the video about today’s feature. I couldn’t have said it better myself! On this date in 1851, the very first YMCA was opened. Boston, Massachusetts is the site of this center. Originally, it was intended to provide a place for British sailors who had landed in America. It was modeled after the very first YMCA that opened in London in 1844. It was established as a Christian organization and emphasized things that were important to evangelicals. Although it has changed in scope and purpose to a degree, it still is a viable, influential organization that provides important services for people all over this country and world.
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