My name is Christopher and this is My Y Story. My children have been coming to the Y for a little over three years. As a single parent, childcare is very important. A daycare has to be dependable, trustworthy, affordable and a good environment for children. When my children first started at the YMCA of Abilene, I was struggling to keep the bills paid and put food on the table. I signed up for the scholarship program because I was in desperate need of help. When I was accepted, it was such a blessing for my family. Without that scholarship I wouldn’t be able to keep my kids in after-school and summer programs. I would like to thank the Y from the bottom of my heart for everything they have done for my family.
My name is Larnesha and I have enrolled my daughter in the Tyler YMCA Summer Day Camp for the past two years. I’m so thankful that this program is available. I’m a single parent and am so blessed that the program fees go by the household income. It is so convenient for us working parents that maybe can’t afford a summer vacation. The weekly field trips that are included in the fee are awesome. We as parents don’t have to worry about providing breakfast, lunch or a snack, the Y handles everything. The staff works very hard and are hands on and I love that. I want to let everyone in the community know how much this program is benefiting my family.