Y Stories

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The impact of the Green Bay Y is seen every day in the faces of our members and guests. From their stories, we invite you to learn about our cause. Through the support of our community the Y works to empower every child, adult and family to be healthy, confident and connected, regardless of age, income or background.

Your story of connection, health and well-being, pursuing a passion, learning a new skill, or reaching a goal may inspire someone to reach out to the Y and change their life.

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My Y Story...

Brooks Family

Our family has been immensely impacted by the YMCA Full Circle program, which is tailored to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The YMCA worked phenomenally with our 5-year old son, Brayden, to always ensure there were enough trained staff to help him succeed in the classes he took part in. Through the program, staff worked on Brayden’s fear of deep water, with one-on-one swim classes. He was then able to join a group class and can now swim across the pool with a noodle. Brayden also engaged in a one-on-one gymnastics class, where he learned many skills and fulfilled his sensory needs. By taking part in the Full Circle Program, he is now able to wait his turn and participate with peers in a group class, and made new friends while enjoying a few days at Kamp Kermit. We felt so comfortable with Brayden’s instructors and the safe, friendly drop-in childcare for our younger son, Landen. This comfort allows us, as parents, to use the facility to improve our physical and mental well-being. It has been amazing to watch our son grow and improve week by week. We can’t thank the YMCA enough for giving us the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful program to help kids with disabilities. - The Brooks Family