Meet Our Staff
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. Every day, our staff — of all ages with diverse backgrounds and life experiences — work to bridge the gap in community needs. These team members nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide support to our neighbors.
Learn more about why the Y is a great place to work by viewing our short video featuring Y staff and members and read their stories below.
“I enjoy the social atmosphere and sharing knowledge with other people. I like seeing members advance in class as we go along, and see their confidence increase.”
“I like being around kids and I enjoy working with them. Each one is so different and it’s great to see them grow into their personalities.”
“I have a passion for health and wellness and I love working with people. I’m looking forward to working with the members and bringing new ideas to the Y.”
“Working here is going to help me in the future. I’m getting my master’s in clinical psychology with a concentration in children and families.”
“The Y is a place where I can use my versatile aquatic background and I get to work with different groups of people.”
“I’m a sports management major at my school and last semester, I was offered an internship at the YMCA. I actually used to be a member of a different Y when I was younger.”
“My siblings and I all did swim lessons at the Y when we were young, and this eventually led to my sister, Hannah, joining the Swim Team. The combination of our great experiences with the Y and Hannah being on the Swim Team made the Y the ideal place to work.”
“I’ll be here for 3 years in October. I started as a lifeguard and Ellen (the Aquatics Director) asked me if I would help with swim lessons one day and I liked it. What I like about swim lessons is you never know what to expect from the kids.
“I originally applied to be a volunteer at a special event. I was still new to the area and I was trying to meet people and thought volunteering would be a good way to do this.”
“I like doing the activities with the kids, like tie dye, and it’s nice that I know a lot of the kids from sports classes or from working at camp last summer.”
“I’ve been coming here for as long as I can remember. At camp, I was always one of the kids all the counselors knew and I kind of figured I would work here one day.”
“I wanted to become a counselor since I knew I liked working with kids. I have babysat before and helped with my younger sister and cousins.”
“This is a really great camp program. It’s my first time working with kids like this. I think it’s important to give kids as many resources as we can, including over the summer.”
“I used to come here as a kid and took swim classes with my sisters. We would use the gym, too. This was back when I was in elementary school. Now, I’m seeing the Y from a different perspective.”
“I really enjoy working with the kids here. Watching them learn and figure things out is pretty cool.”