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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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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 »

Staff Spotlight: Tim Thompson

TIM THOMPSON: LIFEGUARD   What job(s) have you held at the YMCA? I’ve been a lifeguard since August of 2016. However, I’ve been working at pools since I was 14 years old in the surrounding areas (guarding, teaching, coaching, etc.) So that’s about 25ish years. What’s your favorite grade in school and why? Well I… 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: 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 »