YMCAWO Annual Report 2015
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The Y is like Tetris. It fills in all the gaps.

“Life isn’t always easy, but it’s beautiful. The Y has helped me accept this. I grew up in an average family with my mother and father and I love travelling and new experiences. Because of family circumstances and challenges I found it difficult to grow as an individual and deal with different stresses. My involvement with the Y then began in 2012 when a friend suggested I try it out and since then I’ve been hooked! I have volunteered in child and youth programs, housekeeping and aquatics, participated in the Hong Kong Exchange, and now I’m proud to say I’m an assistant site director for day camp. Everyone knows the Y logo, but my WHY of the Y is that it has provided me with good opportunities, continual growth (both personally and professionally), and given me a global perspective & awareness. The YMCA of Western Ontario has made me feel valued, given me community and helped me strategize in a healthy way. If the Y could play tetris it would be an excellent player; it fills in the gaps that otherwise couldn’t be filled. What the Y has done for me, can do for others!”