"The YMCA has been there for me and my grandson, Blake, since he was 18 months old. The Y has always worked with me and my schedule to help Blake continue to grow. They have inspired Blake to be independent and make friends so when he is at school he soars! They work on teambuilding and structure, along with challenging him academically through sports like biddy ball, soccer, and flag football, which has improved his awareness, focus, and accountability. Not to mention, 14 weeks of swim lessons, which has improved his self-confidence. As a parent and grandparent, I would recommend the Y to all families. I don’t know what I would have done without the Y supporting us."

- Melissa, 48 & Blake, 6, Pittsfield