Since working at the YMCA in the Children and Youth Programs department, I have noticed an incredible amount of growth. Having worked at the YMCA for over a year now, I have seen amazing growth in the kids I have the pleasure to work with on both a mental and physical level. I frequently hear the parents of the attending kids saying how much confidence they notice beginning to flourish in them, and how they are beginning to excel in that which they already have done, while also trekking into new waters.
One instance that stood out more than the rest was when a parent had come to me nearly in tears, explaining how happy she was to see her children have so much fun, and to feel as though they belonged in the Y Kids setting, when they were otherwise having difficulty in other environments.
Overall, the YMCA is a place of beautiful growth, allowing people to, first off, see their potential, then to seize it.