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 work with are the YMCA in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the Sioux YMCA in Dupree, SD.  In the summer of 2017, the Brazilian YMCA traveled here with two leaders and five teens for nearly a month engaging our city and Y programs: joining the Youth Institute teens, camping overnight with our day camp at YMCA Giraffic Park, spending a week at the Sioux YMCA Camp Marrowbone and even hosting their own Brazilian Festa Junina in our Y Café Courtyard. 

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

For more about World Service, contact 605.718.9622.