Zabrina moved to the area a few years ago and admits that being new to Pittsfield brought out her shyness. Zabrina also knew that she wanted to work in our accredited childcare department, so she signed up to volunteer to get to know us. YMCA staff asked her to survey community members on a Third Thursday, and she accepted. “It was fun! It got me out of my shell and I met some nice people. I said to myself: One day, I’m going to work here.” A year later, Zabrina is now enrolled in an early childhood program and is working at the Y … “thanks to the Y for giving me that opportunity to work here and do what I love and that’s working with kids.”

Zabrina moved to the area a few years ago and admits that being new to Pittsfield brought out her shyness. Zabrina also knew that she wanted to work in our accredited childcare department, so she signed up to volunteer to get to know us. YMCA staff asked her to survey community members on a Third Thursday, and she accepted. “It was fun! It got me out of my shell and I met some nice people. I said to myself: One day, I’m going to work here.” A year later, Zabrina is now enrolled in an early childhood program and is working at the Y … “thanks to the Y for giving me that opportunity to work here and do what I love and that’s working with kids.”