YMCA Founded in London by George Williams Hot

YMCA Founded in London by George Williams

George Williams, Founder of the YMCA
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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London by George Williams the purpose of "the improving of the spiritual condition of young men engaged in the drapery, embroidery, and other trades."

George Williams is himself a draper, thus explaining the inclusion of activities like drapery and embroidery, things not found in the YMCA in later years.

Williams creates the YMCA because so many young men have moved to cities such as London, leaving behind their rural homes, and the leisure activities available to them there tend to be less than wholesome. Most gravitate to brothels and taverns, but George Williams wants to offer them something better.

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