When Luke was a child, his parents went through a difficult divorce. As a result, he wasn’t able to spend as much time with his father alone, and he and his sister relied on the Pittsfield Family YMCA’s supervised visitation services to do so. Luke, his sister and father were able to do fun activities together at the Y such as swim, play basketball and exercise. By the time Luke was 7 or 8 years old, his father’s health declined and he wasn’t able to continue to see him through the Y’s program. When Luke was 13 years old, his father passed away. “If it wasn’t for the YMCA, I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to make memories that have lasted forever with my dad. The YMCA was the last place I saw my father.” Now an adult, Luke is an employee for the Y supporting other youths as they develop their character and skills.