Overcoming

As an Instructor in the Learning and Basic Skills program of the YMCA, I provide academic support to adults, many of whom would like to obtain their grade 12 equivalency. My role as an instructor often goes beyond teaching reading,…

Tracy’s Story

I have been fortunate enough to be working for the YMCA for over two years as an Adult Educator in the Literacy Basic Skills Program. I am given the opportunity to work with students in a group setting or one-on-one,…

Youth Job Connection Inspiration

Dear friends, Hello my family, friends and Parry Sound community members. My name is Lindsay and I would like to ask you to take a few minutes to please read my “Y” story. While I sit here and think about…

Collingwood ALT School

The YMCA is a place for people to come of all ages where you can exercise, learn new things and meet new people. I would describe the YMCA as a safe and positive place. The YMCA taught me to get…

Tiana Robison – ALT School Collingwood

The YMCA to me is a positive, open, judgment-free zone where people can improve on their health and meet new people. Since I started coming to the YMCA in Collingwood I’ve met lots of nice, kind, respectful people who care…

The YMCA was so much fun!

ALT Student - Collingwood Y The YMCA was so much fun! When I first came here, I was shy, I didn't want to try anything because there were so many people. By coming to the Y, I have gotten more…

Liz Allard’s Y Story

My Y is INCLUSIVENESS Hi, my name is Liz Allard and I am a part time life guard and aqua fit instructor at the Gravenhurst Y. I started working at the Gravenhurst Y in Nov of 2016, following retirement and…

Rachel Baranik’s Y Story

My Y builds CONFIDENCE! I started working out at the Gravenhurst Y, summer 2017 once in awhile and then more in October and alot in January 2018. Now i work out almost every single day. I am enjoying feeling physically…