Boys' Historic Uniforms: The 1840s

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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded during 1844 in London. The first association was founded by George Williams, an apprentice at a drapery store, who organized 12 associates into a group to promote Christian standards of conduct among their fellow apprectices. The concept rapidly spread throughot Europe and in only a few years had crossed the Atlantic. While not a uniformed group, The YMCA was the first association directed at youth activities. For the first time adults conceived of an organized group to direct youth activities into positive chnanels.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: November 15, 1998 Last updated: February 15, 2000