Impact in Action 

There are many ways one can try to capture what happens at the Y each day, none of which quite seems complete. Yet, each fact, each message shared by a member or child care family, each glimpse into a life impacted, tells a story. 

A child nurtured in a Y early child care program today becomes a confident, caring, and connected community member. A student-teacher mentored at the Y through our Lab School partnership with UVM is a future role model. A child who took a water safety class or swim lesson will enjoy, not fear, Vermont’s beautiful lakes, river, and streams. A member who has found a fitness routine today sets themselves up for a more active, vibrant, and connected life.  

The skills that my children are developing now are going to serve them for the rest of their lives — important things like empathy, sharing, self-awareness, independence, teamwork, and resiliency (and so much more of course). I’m grateful that I have child care I can trust. 

– Y Child Care Parent

I am a widowed mom of a kindergartener and a caregiver for an individual with disabilities who lives with us. Especially during the pandemic, it has been challenging to find things we can do together in accessible spaces. When we toured the Y I found a place that was designed with accessibility in mind. All the staff have been kind, helpful, and inclusive. This space and all of you gave our family something we’d been needing for a long time. We are so grateful. 

– Y Member

You make it possible 

Of course, we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without financial support from our generous donors and community partners. Click on the Stronger Together newsletters, or watch the videos below, to see how your generosity helps so many to learn, grow, and thrive—today and tomorrow.

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The Y’s community partner:

North Country Credit Union