Posted on August - 15 - 2013 Comments Off


“Now I’m proud to give back as a volunteer.”

Wanda Young understands the financial struggles some families go through. That’s why YMCA Bright Beginnings has such a special place in her heart. Her children benefited from the program when they were growing up. “Because of YMCA Bright Beginnings, my kids didn’t have to suffer the embarrassment of not having new supplies which was critical to their self-esteem. It helped them academically as well.”
Today, as a volunteer, along with her son Ricky, Wanda is happy to give back to the program that gave her family so much. “When they said they needed volunteers, I didn’t hesitate. Being a previous recipient and now having a chance to give back is amazing. The children’s smiles mean more than anything.”
Wanda says she believes that when you give in this world, you receive. She says the Y gave her family confidence, support and an opportunity to succeed through YMCA Bright Beginnings. And for that, she’s always grateful. “I’m thankful for the Y with how much it’s helped me and my family prosper.”
Since 1992, YMCA Bright Beginnings has prepared more than 30,000 children for success.

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