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...

Charlie

The swimming pool inside the East Side YMCA is one of five-year old Charlie’s favorite places. Like many autistic children, he is drawn to the water, and that’s a scary thought for us. Once a week, Charlie has his own private swim lesson through Full Circle, a program designed for 3-14 year olds on the autism spectrum or with other sensory issues. The staff designed a plan to meet Charlie’s significant needs, and while he has many challenges, swimming has become a strength. Unlike most therapy sessions, the program provides an outlet for children and their families in a place they feel safe. It’s something we know can’t be taken for granted. Our son may not be able to say thank you but we can. Thank you for providing Charlie and other autistic children with a supportive positive environment. - The Driedric Family