Julie, a retired school teacher, always believed in living a healthy lifestyle. She joined the Y in 2003 and over the years she became more involved. Today she volunteers by teaching exercise classes and by raising funds for our annual campaign. She discovered the YMCA embraces their mission and core values daily and always made her feel part of a caring community. Julie said, “The Y has helped me along my own journey. The employees here have welcomed me and respected me as an individual, and I have established many wonderful friendships with other members!”

For Julie, the Y has not only been a place to work out and stay healthy, it has become part of her extended family!