I could shock you with statistics. I could pull on your heartstrings with stories of misfortune.
But I won't.
Instead, I will tell you about my job.
I started here in 2012 at entry-level as a Childcare Assistant and have since climbed the ranks to the Director position I currently hold. I have tried to teach the kids I work with patience, caring, responsibility--the character traits that we all swear by. I'd like to say that the work I did here was impactful, but the converse of that rings more true: I learned more from the kids here over the span of 7 years than I did from any experience or college course. They taught me, more than any adult, that vulnerability is okay; being yourself is okay; that it isn't a weakness to be passionate or to admit your own mistakes.
I learn from my job and the kids I work with every day and I stand proudly behind the Y Culture and values. However, some of those very families and children who influenced my life so powerfully would never have been in the position to do so without the scholarships that the Y offers.
Help us bring our community together. Help us continue the cycle of hope and giving. Help us to give all children a fair chance at success.
100% donations will fund scholarships for children to come to the YMCA. All donations are tax-deductible.
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