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Real Stories

  • Lindsey

    “We see those we work with grow over the course of a year."

    The Greg Delos Y-Tutoring Program at the Washington University Campus Y provides an o

  • Meet Noah!

    Meet Noah, age 6. He really enjoyed his first year at summer camp with the Y.

    Meet Noah, age 6. He really enjoyed his first year at summer camp with the Y, making new friends, staying active and having fun.

  • Dustin

    We are so proud of Dustin!

    Dustin is a lifeguard, Teen Leader, volunteer, and important part of our Y.

  • Julie

    "I knew I needed to choose to save my life.”

    Julie

  • Meet Nora

    Her fun, quirky personality has exploded, and she truly IS a different little girl.

    Nora is a student of the Early Learning Readiness program through the YMCA. Nora has had quite a path getting to where she is today.

  • Mariana

    “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. The Y helped me know that I can do that.”

    “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. The Y helped me know that I can do that.” - Mariana.

  • Brandy

    "I am able to continue my education and work toward my dream."

    Brandy is a strong, young mother working to support her daughter.  When she became pregnant during her junior year of high school, she panicked and worried, but stayed focused and finished hig

  • Meet Amy

    The Y is more than just a place to work out. It is like a family.

    I like to run - a lot.  About 5 years ago, I sustained a fibular stress fracture so I was forced to stop running.  I tried biking and walking, but it still would not heal.

  • Bobbie

    Bobbie has found strength and confidence to keep moving forward and inspiring others.

    Bobbie was recently nominated and won the Jim Guest ‘Reaching for the Stars Award’ given by the Recreation Council of Greater St Louis in recognition of the progress and effort she has

  • Meet Sandy

    As you get older, you start to see and feel more of the community around you.

    Sandy Richter's YMCA journey started with her mom taking notice of a newspaper article about the opening of the original Downtown Belleville YMCA.

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