Y STORIES

I am a native of El Salvador who came to the United States to escape the terrible living conditions there in the early 1990’s. When I arrived in Boston, my professional skills were lacking and I... Read More

The YMCA has had an overall influence on my family and I mostly because of multiple, convenient locations. We are members of the Needham Y where my children enjoy swim lessons and soccer, while my... Read More

We are incredibly fortunate to be members of the West Roxbury/Roslindale YMCA. Our story is simple. My husband and I are longtime members who happen to have nine children, one of whom has autism.... Read More

Because of camp, I developed a love of being outdoors and who better to spend that time with than the life long friends I made.

Because of camp, I learned how to canoe, kayak and cook over... Read More

"Because of Camp, I learned many things. I learned to swim with a good breaststroke, shoot a rifle, use a saw, and even to belay a person walking on a wire. But I also learned to be myself.... Read More