Everyone has a story, and we love it when people want to share how the Y is a piece of their story. Whether you learned to swim at a YMCA, gained confidence at camp, live a healthier lifestyle or received financial assistance to take the steps you need to grow as a person, the Y has positively impacted many people in Berkshire County and beyond. Read real stories from real people.

My Y Story

Celebrating Us

The Y recently launched “My Y Story,” a new video series featuring familiar faces who share their personal Y stories and discuss the Y’s community impact. Featured stories include those of Olympic gold medalist and Y youth participant Allyson Felix; chef and Y donor and volunteer Marcus Samuelsson; Oscar®-nominated actor and lifelong Y member Ethan Hawke; Los Angeles Lakers Forward and former Y youth member Kyle Kuzma; actress and Y member and volunteer Jane Lynch; chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern; and professional football players, the Edmunds brothers.

The Edmunds Brothers

Each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable swimming and water safety skills at more than 2,000 pools across the country. Brothers and lifelong Y members Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds learned how to swim at their local Y long before they became professional football players. Watch as they visit their hometown Danville Family YMCA to help teach some important water safety skills and share their own “My Y Story.”

Watch more from the My Y Story series!

Water Aerobics Family for Cancer Survivor

A Heart-Healthy Routine

A Remarkable Instructor

Beginning Anew At The Y

Better Than Watching TV

Developing Character Skills

Encouraging A Young Girl

Enjoy The After-School Program

Gigi and Her Favorite Campers

Inspiring A Camper To Dream

Melissa's self discovery to feel better through the LIVESTRONG program

More Confident In The Water

Positive Social Environment for My Son

Reaching His Health Goals

Seeking A Positive Environment For Her And Her Son

Small Goals For This Air Force Trainee

Thanks from a single mom

The Best Childcare For Their Baby

Used The YMCA All Of My Life

Volunteering As Much As Needed

Watching my grandson soar with help from the Y!

Wonderful Opportunity

‘The Y Was The Last Place I Saw My Father’