Dear YMCA,

My name is Jessica and I am a proud mom of three beautiful kids: Nick, Sebas and Maria.

Two years have passed already since my family became part of the YMCA family.

This has been without a doubt, one of the best things that has happened to my family.

Being a single mom things are not easy, especially financially.  I have been trying my best to keep my kids active and sports are definitely the best way to keep them mentally and physically healthy, as well as, to keep them away from bad influences, such as, electronics, video games, laziness, etc..  However, I got to the point where I thought it did not matter what I do or how hard I work.  I wouldn't be able to afford any sports programs for my kids.  That was a devastating thought.

When I came to the YMCA for the first time, I had the pleasure to meet Chris.  I was able to explain to her my situation and she is being a true ambassador of the YMCA mission.  She was able to provide verly clear information that I needed so I could start the process to obtain a scholarship that gives me, as a single mom, the opportunity to put my children in all sports programs.

As I said above, the YMCA scholarship was and is one of the best things that has happened to my family.  Without this amazing support, for sure, my children would not have had the opportunity to be involved in any sports programs.  My children and myself were blessed when we were approved for the scholarship.

For me the YMCA is not a place for just sports, it is a place that made my dream come true.  I am truly thankful for the opportunity you gave to my family.

Thanks YMCA for the amazing support and the hope you bring to many people in the community.


Jessica V.