Many people can receive considerable benefit from a YMCA but simply cannot afford to participate. YPARTNERS helps with that effort.
It is always hard to measure what some help at the right time or right place can have on a family or an individual. People, especially kids, remember small things and they thrive in a positive environment. I see it at the YMCA in Hudson when I watch the kids playing dodgeball, bouncing on a ball, swimming and so-on. I hope everyone can have an opportunity for such a positive environment.
I am a senior and the environment has provided both my wife and I with new, close friends in addition to the benefits we get with regular exercise. Again, it would be great that all those seniors that desire to participate have an opportunity to do so.