Y Stories

Energizing our Future

GROUNDBREAKERS

CAQT Summer 2017

Answering the question, “What Did I Do on My Summer Vacation?” can be a source of embarrassment for low-income youth who’s families don’t have the resources to engage their kids in safe, holistic summer fun activities. Instead, summers are often spent ingesting a steady diet of reality TV shows, playing video games, and trying to avoid engaging in high-risk activities that beckon unsupervised teens. Enter the YMCA to help fill that void. Continue reading “Energizing our Future” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

GIVING HER ALL

Dee Lamb A YOUNG GIRL'S DREAM In many ways, Dee Lam is like most high school seniors in Montgomery County. She savors time after school with friends. She looks to the future eagerly and she is maybe just a little scared. But in other ways, Dee stands out from her peers because of some of the experiences she has endured: things like displacement, loss of her parents, homelessness and living in very meager circumstances. Continue reading “GIVING HER ALL” »

By Linda Medina, ago