World Service

Here in Rapid City, our Y is not only committed to helping people develop their full potential locally, but also creating those opportunities through global and cultural experiences with other YMCAs around the world.

Two such Ys we partner with are the YMCA in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the Sioux YMCA in Dupree, SD.  Last summer of 2017, the Brazilian YMCA traveled here with 2 leaders and 5 teens for nearly a month engaging our city and Y programs: joining the Youth Institute teens, camping overnight with our Y Day Camp at Giraffic Park, spending a week at the Y Camp Marrowbone, and even hosting their own Brazilian Festival in our Y Café. 

It is connections like these that allow us to nurture the characters in our youth and adults all across the world, and the committee is always excited for new ways to expand our global connection even further.

For more about World Service, or questions about future visits from Y's around the world, contact Kyle at 605.718.9622.