Social Responsibility in Action
See how five people with diverse backgrounds are positively impacting their communities across the country.
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Diversity & Inclusion: I Want People to Feel as Loved as I do by my Y.
Aliyah grew up in the Y and has always felt a sense of belonging there. Now as president of Decatur Family Y’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, she increases awareness of issues important to the community and ensures that young people who identify as #LGBTQ+ feel safe and supported. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.
Volunteering: It's a Big Part of My Life.
What’s Bob’s favorite role of all time? Grandpa. From substitute grandparent at Grandparents Day, to volunteering twice a week at the YMCA of Buffalo Niagara school-age child care program, Bob is committed to making each child feel special. In turn, his time volunteering has brightened his life. This is his Y. His camera. His story.
Environmental Education: We Rebuilt Our Community After the Fire.
In Los Alamos, New Mexico, fire swept through the town not once, but several times in a decade. Eddie was looking for a little direction in his life and found the right path through one of The Family YMCA's volunteer programs. This is his Y. His camera. His story.
Diversity & Inclusion: They've Made us Feel Welcome.
Ashley and Tracy were looking for a place their whole family could enjoy—and they found that and more at YMCA of Metropolitan Huntsville. Their kids love to play at the Y, and the two of them can exercise, connect with staff and members and, most importantly, find a welcoming place of acceptance. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.
Late Night Basketball League: We're Building Relationships with the Community.
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne’s late night basketball league is more than just a safe space for young Black men to play basketball. Watch how Anthony and others in the league connect with law enforcement and community leaders to foster trust and understanding, creating a safer community for all. This is Anthony’s Y. His camera. His story.
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