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Volunteer Spotlight: Lee Ann Phoenix

LEE ANN PHOENIX: NASHUA YMCA WELCOME CENTER VOLUNTEER I am really enjoying my new volunteer position at the Welcome Center at the Nashua YMCA. I used to volunteer at my boys school but now that they are older I don’t have those opportunities anymore. I have seen other members volunteering and that made me think… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Feldeisen

LINDA FELDIESEN: MULTIPLE PROGRAM VOLUNTEER My motivation for volunteering is that the Y has given me so much I just want to be able to give back to the Y. Initially I was helping Diana Newman with the many administrative tasks required when teaching the “Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance” (TJQMBB) class, which… Read more »

My Y Story: Ashlynn Millard

ASHLYNN MILLARD: POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY PARTICPANT Fifth grade student Ashlynn Millard spent 5 weeks this summer reading, writing and learning mathematics. And this may have been the high point of her summer. Ashlynn was one of the students in the Y’s Power Scholars Academy, a summer program that expands learning time to improve the academic… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Beth Denaro

BETH DENARO: LIVESTRONG PROGRAM VOLUNTEER I love working with Karri with the LiveSTRONG program. I have met many amazing and inspiring people through the program! I assist Karri by helping participants with set up of machines with appropriate weight and ensure they use good and safe technique with using machines or performing exercises with bands,… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Jason Mayeu

JASON MAYEU: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING   What job(s) have you held at the YMCA? I have been the Director of Marketing at the YMCA of Greater Nashua for just over 2 years. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long already, time is surely flying by. What’s your favorite childhood memory? My childhood… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Brian Lee's Story

BRIAN LEE: NASHUA YMCA WELLNESS CENTER VOLUNTEER I have been volunteering at the Nashua YMCA most recently, since February 2017 in the wellness center. Why do I volunteer? Great question! I volunteer my time to make a small difference in my community! I believe that if everyone makes a small difference volunteering in their community,… Read more »

My Y Story: Tom Tollefson

TOM TOLLEFSON: YMCA FOR LIFE The YMCA has meant a lot to many people all the United States.  I’m one of those people.  For me, it’s not just a “gym” but a safe place where I cold be myself and enjoy being healthy and active by working out and playing basketball.  Today, I am a… Read more »

My Y Story: Pat Slide

PAT SLIDE: MEET ME AT THE Y Pat Slide had a difficult time when her husband of 25 years passed in June 2015. She had been his caretaker for 20 years during his multiple bouts with cancer.  Pat shares that she ‘hit bottom’ after his passing and joined a Grief Support Group through Home Health… Read more »