Bettye has been involved with the YMCA since the early 1940’s. For Bettye, the Y has always been there for her, it helped shape her life from the start. The Y is a positive and stable place for her to go. She learned how, despite the difficulties of her upbringing, to have a positive attitude that made life easier. Bettye believes her involvement with the Y laid the groundwork for her life and career.

Bettye said, “I feel pretty good because I’ve been volunteering with the Y for many years…I have helped improve the lives of people and our community through the YMCA.”