My Y is a place where all are welcome and people from every background come together in support of our mission at the YMCA of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Each day I am amazed by the lives transformed from the very young to the very old.
I saw my Y at work 2 years ago when a mother entered our facility for the first time to to drop her son off at our Summer Day Camp. She was going through a tough time and felt very guilty leaving her son with us during this fragile time. He cried and she cried as they hugged and parted ways. I assured her that at the YMCA, anything is possible and we would make sure he had a blast! That day he learned new social skills, connected with lifelong friends and laughed louder and harder than any of our campers.
This family has never looked back and now actively participates in YMCA programming from youth sports and fitness classes to special events and is now even assisting with our Campital Campaign.
What is Your Y? My YMCA is a place where anything is possible and all are welcome! I take that positive energy and attitude with me each and everyday!