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My Y Story: The McCarron Family

THE McCARRON FAMILY: CHILDCARE AND SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPANTS The YMCA has been a big part of 6-year-old twins Elijah and Xavier McCarron. “It’s always been a special time when we come to the Y to run the track, shoot hoops and use the pool,” said their father, Robert (Bobby) McCarron, a single Dad raising his… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia John

PATRICIA JOHN: YMCA GRANDFRIEND VOLUNTEER When I moved to Nashua in 2016 I needed to find a gym – and the Y provided me with everything I needed: two great facilities, wonderful Yoga classes and a chance to swim. The Y also provided an opportunity to give back through Volunteer work. Last year I worked… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Lynne Boyer

LYNNE BOYER: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT What jobs have you held at the YMCA? I began as a camp counselor during the summer of 1998, then went on to work in preschool, School’s Out and then taught dance part time in Merrimack for a few years.  In 2003 I became the Arts and Humanities… Read more »

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… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Dave Bott

DAVE BOTT: DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIVE SWIM   What jobs have you held at the YMCA? Lifeguard/swim instructor/swim coach/volunteer for the Metrowest YMCA Director of Competitive Swimming for Y of Greater Nashua Storm What was your favorite grade in school and why? I’d say, without a doubt, my senior year of high school. I found my… 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: 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 »

Staff Spotlight: Margaret Kane

 MARGARET KANE: KIDS STOP STAFF   What jobs have you held at the YMCA? I initially started as a YMCA volunteer at Kids Stop in Nashua during January 2018 and became a YMCA employee in June 2018.  Working at Kids Stop has been a great experience.  I get to work with a nice group of… Read more »