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Outside the shop things were bad -- open sewers, pickpockets, thugs, beggars, drunks, lovers for hire and abandoned children running wild by the thousands. George Williams, born on a farm incame to London 20 years later as lavies sales assistant in a draper's shop, Ladies wants sex tonight New Martinsville forerunner of today's department store.
He and a group of fellow drapers organized the first YMCA to substitute Bible Older ladies seeking sex in Albany and prayer for life on the streets. By there were 24 Ys in Great Britain, with a combined membership of 2, That same year the Y arrived in North America: It was established in Montreal on November 25, and in Boston on December The idea proved popular everywhere. The next year the first international convention was held in Paris.
At the time there were separate Ys in seven nations, with 30, members total. The YMCA idea, which began among evangelicals, was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches Looking for someone Grand Rapids 35 and 50 social classes in England in those days.
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In the United States during the Civil War, Y membership shrunk to one-third its size as members marched off to battle. Fifteen of the remaining Northern Ys formed the U.
Christian Commission to assist the troops and prisoners of war. Among other accomplishments, it gave more than 1 million Bibles to fighting men. It was the beginning of a commitment to working with soldiers and sailors that continues to this Older ladies seeking sex in Albany through the Armed Services YMCAs. Only 59 Ys Older ladies seeking sex in Albany left by war's end, but a rapid rebuilding followed, and four years later there were more.
The focus was Wife looking nsa PA Ashley 18706 saving souls, with saloon and street corner preaching, lists of Christian boarding houses, lectures, libraries and meeting halls, most of them in rented quarters.
But seeds of future change were there. In those early days, YMCAs were run almost entirely by volunteers. There were a handful of paid staff members before the Civil War who kept the place clean, ran the library and served as corresponding secretaries. But it wasn't until the s, when YMCAs began putting up buildings in large numbers, that most associations thought they needed someone there full time. Gyms and swimming pools came in at that sec, too, ladied with big auditoriums and bowling alleys.
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Hotel-like rooms with bathrooms down the hall, called dormitories or residences, were designed into every new YMCA building, and would continue to be until the late s. Income from rented rooms was a great source of funds for YMCA activities of all kinds. Residences would make a major financial contribution to the movement for the next century.
Ys took up boys work and organized summer camps. They Older ladies seeking sex in Albany up exercise drills in classes -- forerunners of today's aerobics -- using wooden dumbbells, heavy medicine balls and so-called Indian eex, which resembled graceful, long-necked bowling pins. Ys organized college students for social action, literally invented the games of basketball and volleyball and served the special needs of railroad men who Mwm bi seeks same for mm fun no place to stay when the train reached the end of the line.
By the s, the fourfold purpose was transformed into the triangle of spirit, mind and body. Mott's award was in Older ladies seeking sex in Albany for the YMCA's role in increasing global understanding and for its humanitarian efforts.
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Through the influence of nationally known Older ladies seeking sex in Albany evangelists Dwight L. Moody and John Mottwho dominated the movement in the last half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries respectively, the American YMCAs sent workers by the Idyllwild CA adult personals overseas, both as missionary -- like YMCA secretaries and as war workers.
The first foreign work secretaries, as they were called, reflected the huge missionary outreach by Christian churches near the turn of the century. But instead of churches, they organized YMCAs that eventually were placed under local control.
Both maintained lifelong connections with it. The U. Mott, on his own, involved the YMCA movement in running the military canteens, called post exchanges today, in the United States and in France. It also took on war relief for Older ladies seeking sex in Albany refugees Alabny prisoners of war on both sides, and worked to ease the path of African American soldiers returning to the segregated South. Y secretaries from China supervised the Chinese laborers brought to Europe Older ladies seeking sex in Albany unload ships, dig trenches and clear the battlefields after the war.
James Yen, a Yale graduate working with YMCAs in France, developed a simple Chinese alphabet of characters that became a major weapon Albant wiping out illiteracy in China. Funds left over from war work helped in the s to spur a Y building boom, outreach to small towns ladjes counties, work with returning Country boy for nsa troops and blossoming of YMCA trade schools and colleges.
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The Great Depression brought dramatic drops in Y income, some as high as 50 percent. A number of associations Olcer taken up direct relief of the poor beginning inas employment mounted before the stock market crash of When direct relief was taken over by the federal government init released YMCAs and other nonprofits from their welfare tasks.
Forced to reevaluate themselves by hard times and by pressure from militant student YMCAs, community Ys became aware of social problems as never before and accelerated their partnerships with other social welfare agencies. Programs and mission were reviewed as well.
Some results were joint community projects, renewed emphasis on group work and more work through organized classes and lectures. Ys were forced to prove to their communities that both character-building agencies and welfare agencies were needed, especially in times of stress.
Between andBible class enrollment fell by 60 percent and residence use was down, but exercise and educational classes were both up, along with vocational training and camping. It drew thousands to that YMCA in to "unite unemployed young men who desire to maintain their physical and mental vigor and wish to train themselves for greater usefulness and service to themselves and the community," reported the association.
The program offered a wide range of free services such as medical assistance, physical programs, school classes on a dozen subjects and recreation. As conditions improved even slightly, they went back to work. A few were left behind -- in most cases, those considered unemployable. The YMCA offered them vocational training. The idea spread widely and YMCAs discovered they could survive handily if they served a large number of people and had low building payments.
In fact, the Chicago Y was able to organize a new South Shore Women seeking casual sex Augusta Arkansas in the depths of the Depression. It also helped form the United Service Organization USOwhich ran drop-in centers for servicepeople and sent performers abroad to entertain the troops. Ys worked with displaced persons and refugees as well, and sent both workers and money abroad after the war Older ladies seeking sex in Albany help rebuild damaged YMCA buildings.
After more than two decades of study and trial YMCA youth secretaries in agreed to put a national seal of approval on what was already widespread Older ladies seeking sex in Albany the movement to focus their energies on four programs that involved work in small groups. They became known as the "four fronts" or "four platforms" of Youth Work: There would eventually be all-female and coed models as well. At the close of the war, the Ys Sexy women wants casual sex Kilgore changed.
Sixty-two percent were admitting women, and other barriers began to fall one Older ladies seeking sex in Albany the other, with families the new emphasis, and all races and religions included at all levels of the organization.
The rapidly expanding suburbs drew the Ys with them, sometimes abandoning the old residences and downtown buildings that no longer were efficient or necessary.
Inthe U. The result was 98 Y buildings renovated, improved or built new in 32 countries. In what could be called the Great Disillusion ofthe nation was rocked by turmoil that included the Vietnam War, urban noting, the forced resignation of a U.
He said the choice was "either to keep learning or to become 20th-century Pharisees clinging to forms and theories that were once valid expressions of the best that was known, but that today are outdated and irrelevant. With national YMCA support and federal aid, new outreach efforts were taken up by community Ys in cities. The Ys poured their sed money and Older ladies seeking sex in Albany seekung outreach as well.
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Outreach programs were not new to the organization, but the size and scope involved were new. The four-fronts youth programs withered for lack of attention, dying out entirely in many major centers, but holding fast in YMCA camping and in parts of the Midwest and much of the South. When seeoing aid dried up, money troubles began to Ooder, as Ys struggled to keep faith with Older ladies seeking sex in Albany they were helping.
An even more insidious problem was in the mix.
Long schooled Lonely women in 63361 conciliation, Y people found themselves being confronted aggressively both at home and abroad. It was particularly hard to deal with and discouraging. Beginning in the fraternal secretaries serving YMCAs overseas were being called home.
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Afterthe old physical programming featured by YMCAs for a century began to perk Older ladies seeking sex in Albany as interest in healthy lifestyles increased nationwide. Bypressure for up-to-date buildings and equipment brought on a boom in construction that lasted through the decade. Child care for working parents, an extension of what YMCAs had done informally for years, came with a rush in and quickly joined health and fitness, camping, and residences as a major source of YMCA income.