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My Y Story: Mike

MY Y STORY: MIKE Coming to the Y twice a week for the ‘Walk with Ease’ program is a highlight of Mike’s week. Mike comes to the Y through our partnership with the PLUS Company, a Nashua non-profit that offers job development and career assessment for disabled adults. Recently, he was featured on the PLUS… Read more »

My Y Story: Tyler and Steve

TYLER PENN AND STEVE: A BOND THAT COMES TOGETHER THROUGH PERSONAL TRAINING Tyler Penn has been working with YMCA member Steve for the past five years. They have a standing personal training appointment each Wednesday at 1:30pm. Tyler shared that Steve was born with cerebral palsy, and is looking to get more active and to… Read more »

My Y Story: YMCA Storm Swim Team

CORE VALUES IN ACTION: SWIM TEAM SENDS ESSENTIAL SHIPMENT TO TORNADO-RAVAGED KENTUCKY This story starts with a compassionate teenager who is also Y STORM swim team competitor. While at a swim meet near Boston on December 12, Teagen Jeffers sent an email to Joe Manzoli, the Y’s chief operating officer. “I had an idea that… Read more »

My Y Story: Lynnette Curran

LYNNETTE CURRAN: FROM NEW MOM TO YMCA EMPLOYEE SHE HAS MADE A MARK From a new mom who made friends at the Y to a volunteer to a 23-year YMCA employee, Lynnette Curran has made her mark When Lynnette Curran moved with her family to Merrimack in 1997, she quickly connected with the Y. “I… Read more »

My Y Story: Ashley Cook

ASHLEY COOK: 2021 KID KINDNESS GRANT WINNER 6-year-old Ashley Cook of Hudson, N.H., is a young girl with a big heart. This first grade student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson loves Barbie dolls, playing with her friends and cheerleading. Our Y staff may know Ashley from Camp Create. She’s also taken swimming lessons… Read more »

My Y Story: Carol Lemay

CAROL LEMAY: RETIREMENT IS OFFERING A LOT MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLASSES AND FUN AT THE Y Before Carol Lemay retired as a 4th grade teacher in Nashua, she used to get to the Y one day a week for swimming and yoga, usually on Saturdays. During school vacation weeks, she made a point to swim… Read more »

My Y Story: Joy Devins

JOY DEVINS: WEARING MANY HATS AT THE YMCA IS REWARDING Joy Devins wears many  YMCA hats: member, Board member, camper parent, donor, and Y ambassador in the community! “Belonging to the Y feels like belonging to a true community center. My first introduction to the Y was after I had my children and I wanted… Read more »