Robinson Family

MAKING SUMMER FUN This is a story about 3 wonderful gentlemen who took turns accompanying us on our summer field trips. They are the uncle, grandfather and father of a girl in our program. Not only did they assist with the children in the program, they also provided stimulating conversation and witty anecdotes. We are…

Jill Ikeda

MAKING LIFE SPECTACULAR Zach’s Story: Jill has been an outstanding volunteer at our Y site. She is involved in our PAC and helps plan our activities for the year. Not only does she help plan family events, but she volunteers her time to run them as well. She also makes some spectacular pancakes. Thank you…

Janice Lightfoot

GIVING BACK Janice’s Story: I got involved with volunteering at the Arroyo Vista YMCA about a year after my daughter started attending the after school program back in 2012. My daughter talked a lot about the exciting activities she participated in and how her friend’s parents would participate. I started volunteering based on my daughter’s…

Mike Cerneant

HELPING HEART Ajah’s Story: Mike’s child started with our program at my site during the Summer and ever since he has been an integral part of our program. Mike has been one of the most helpful and dedicated parents, remaining consistently involved with all our service learning projects. During the summer he even brought treats…

Carter Smith

PART OF THE PAC Carter’s Story: Volunteering as a PAC member has given me great insight into what a fabulous job the YMCA does for our youth and our community.  The after school program strives to create a well-balanced curriculum and enjoy being a part of that planning.  I know my son is benefiting from…

Shannon Allen

DIVING IN TO HELP Nicole’s Story: It has been such a pleasure to work alongside Shannon. She came on a couple of field trips with us over the summer and was such a tremendous help with the children. She has always been one of the parents that is always first to help in any way…

Jaquelyn Getty

MY Y FAMILY David’s Story: Ms. Getty is AMAZING! We are so lucky to have someone like her in our program. She always volunteers for every event, helps with decorating our rooms, makes a MEAN Mac n Cheese, rounds up parents to volunteer and takes lead in assigning parents different stations and work. The night…

Kelly Helmle

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Upinder’s Story: Kelly H. has been with our program at the Oso Grande childcare site since the summer before her oldest child, Dylan, started kindergarten. Dylan is now in 3rd grade and his sister, Kayla, is in 2nd grade and also started in our K-Plus program. Through it all, Kelly…

Kelly Craven

STAYING INVOLVED Mary’s Story: I have been the Director at Tijeras Creek for 3 months now and Kelley has been one the most welcoming and supportive parents. She immediately jumped in to donate supplies for the Halloween half-nighter and supplied food for the K plus Thanksgiving potluck even though her son Jacob is in the…

Patricia Szczuka

ALWAYS GIVING BACK Ajah’s Story: Patricia is one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met. She’s donated items to our Y for art projects, participated in service-learning projects, and been a member of our PAC team. She stays completely involved and was even kind enough to give me shirts for my daughter that her daughters…