At YMCA Derbyshire, we work with young people to discover and develop their strengths, so they can set and achieve their goals and reach their full potential in life. Our iMatter approach enables people to realise their aspirations and utilise their talents.

It is our aim to give young people a safe space to learn and grow. We do this by providing a safe and supportive environment alongside highly skilled and passionate staff.

Read our impact reports below for more information.

Training and Education Impact Report

YMCA Key College provides education for students in Ilkeston, Chesterfield and Derby. Our range of accredited training courses are designed for 16-18 year old’s and up to 24 in some instances.

Read the T&E impact report below to find out more about the way our tutors and college education has given our young people the opportunity to grow.

Our Impact 2020-21

Find out more about our impact on local lives and our community by viewing our 2020-21 Accommodation Impact Report.


To view a PDF of the report, please click here.

Residents’ Views 2020

We recently asked our residents to give us their views on what we do so that we can continuously improve the services we offer.

To view a PDF of the report, please click here.

Our Young People

We are lucky enough to work with lots of very inspirational young people, who have achieved so much. Below you can hear stories from a selection of them about their journey so far and their plans for the future:

Nadia - Young person at YMCA Derbyshire
Meet Mikey