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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: Mallory Busnach

MALLORY BUSNACH: HAPPINESS IS KEY Hi Everyone, I’m Mallory Busnach, a 6th grade student, here at HMS. My classmates and I are the first students ever to attend the YMCA Achievement Center! At the YMCA it’s not all about the comfy couches and fun games although happiness is key, we also learn valuable life skills…. Read more »

My Y Story: Brian Martel

BRIAN MARTEL: YOGA IS THE DIFFERENCE I have always enjoyed competitive sports, baseball, ice hockey, skiing, tennis, and ping pong since childhood. No one could have told me that in my very early 60’s, I would be playing competitive baseball on an over men’s 50 league in Bedford, NH! Playing baseball in high school and… Read more »

My Y Story: Siamara Niven

SIAMARA NIVEN: BUILDING CONFIDENCE THROUGH DANCE At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through Y programs including dance, teen leadership, sports, childcare, summer camp and afterschool, kids take an interest in learning and cultivating the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility…. Read more »

My Y Story: A Camper's Story

“My 6-year-old son had a very difficult school year and lost all confidence and sense of belonging. Camp Sargent helped him achieve goals in new activities that he would not have been able to experience otherwise. He began to believe in himself, show a positive attitude outside the home, create friendships and often showed pride… Read more »

My Y Story: Dot McCaffrey

The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 9,000 people in New Hampshire will experience a new cancer diagnosis in 2016.  Tens of thousands are cancer survivors. Lifesaving treatment, and the cancer itself, take their toll.  Cancer survivors describe living with a “new normal” – emotionally and physically. Dot McCaffrey was diagnosed with cancer in April… Read more »

My Y Story: Eric Bergeson

Meet Eric Bergeson. Eric first joined our Y when it was located on Prospect Street in Nashua. He quickly got involved as a volunteer and became a friendly face to members and staff alike.  Eric’s been a Y volunteer at the Welcome Center, the Wellness Center and in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program… Read more »

My Y Story: The Vadney Family

Tim Vadney and his family have been long time members of the Y of Greater Nashua since 2004. They started utilizing the Y when their two children, TJ and Kaitlyn, were born for childcare. From there the kids were involved in just about every activity including swim lessons, afterschool care and summer camp at Camp… Read more »

My Y Story: Dave deBronkart

“You don’t want to get diabetes, if you can prevent it. Baby Boomers are living longer and having an expanded life is a reason to stay healthy,” said Greater Nashua YMCA member Dave deBronkart. After his doctor diagnosed him as being at-risk for Type 2 diabetes, deBronkart enrolled himself in the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program… Read more »