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…

Mercedes DeJaney

BEING PART OF MY CHILD’S LIFE David’s Story: Mercedes has been so good to our Y! This is her first year with her son in our program. She helped our KICC program by providing names of 20 Blackhawk pilots that are on duty in North Korea. She knew that the kids wanted to send cards…

Lisa Belteau

HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED Thomas’s Story: Last year, Lisa helped in more than one way at the Y, but what really stood out to me most was seeing her donate her time to families in need. On Thanksgiving of last year, Lisa volunteered to help drop off boxes of food to the families that needed…

Tiffany Biron

PAC’s powerful impact Stephanie’s Story: I am nominating Tiffany Biron.  I meet Tiffany and her daughter, Mariella, my very first summer at the YMCA.  Mariella was an incoming kindergartener.  I have had the privilege since then watching Mariella grow and getting to know Tiffany more.  Tiffany has graciously taken on the roll of heading my…