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If you come to the Y, volunteer with us, work at a branch or give to a campaign, we want to know what it means to you.

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My Y Story: Karen LaBonte

My Y Story: How One Y Aqua Instructor Impacts Lives It was a bright morning at the Merrimack Y pool, hands were splashing, legs kicking, and lots of laughing and smiling, eyes were sparkling looking at their adoring instructor whom they admire.  You may think at first these words describe a preschool or youth swim… Read more »

My Y Story: Andy Whigham

My Y Story: A Board Member’s Journey Through Service and Leadership In late 2016 Andy Whigham was commuting to Cambridge for work and made a career change and became a financial advisor in Nashua where he lived with his young family. He was actively seeking a way to get involved with the Greater Nashua community,… Read more »

My Y Story: Sue Holt

“Sometimes I think my life started at 65, the year I joined the Y.” Sue Holt, and her husband Ollie first came to the Y 12 years ago and were given a tour by a longtime member, and were fascinated with the pool.  Soon after joining they took yoga with Carol together, and Sue joined… Read more »

My Y Story: Nan Connelly

Stories of Inclusivity: How an Engaged Y Volunteer Helps Children Embrace Diversity Nan Connelly, volunteer, and Amy Millard, Nashua Site Director, have known each other since 2016. That was the year Nan first started volunteering at the Y, “This is funny because I wanted to volunteer, and I googled preschools and the Y came up…. Read more »

My Y Story: Tyler Corrado

How Impact Programs at the Y Build Future Leaders Meet Tyler Corrado, the Night Time Supervisor for the Nashua YMCA!  Tyler moved to the area when he was in middle school and quickly got involved with the Y by spending his first New Hampshire summer at Camp Spaulding.  Camp Spaulding was our association’s resident camp… Read more »

My Y Story: Sean & Lauretha Rogers

My Y Story: The Rogers Family Two years ago Y members Sean and Lauretha Rogers moved to Nashua when they accepted physician positions at Southern NH Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital. They come to the Y often, sometimes working out together when their schedules allow, but other times they come separately. The one constant… Read more »

My Y Story: Elizabeth Covino

My Y Story: Elizabeth Covino It’s been a highlight of my work-life to spend time with YMCA of Greater Nashua members to learn why the Y is important to them. Early on in my life I thought I may be a journalist. My degree is in Journalism and I did work for a newspaper for… Read more »

My Y Story: Kitty Freeman

The Y is About Being Supported and Making Connections with People Kitty Freeman joined the YMCA last September. She enjoyed the Y’s free Yoga Mondays at Greeley Park last summer and was enticed to learn more about the Y offerings. “The tour I took with my husband and it seemed more about a community, than… Read more »