MY Y STORY - JAYDEN
HE SWIMS AT THE Y
When Andre’s All Star Member, Jayden expressed an interest in joining swim team,
Y staff responded. Jayden has been practicing with the swim team since May. A
natural athlete, 12 year old Jayden came in 3rd place in the 50 FREE event at the
June 30th swim meet earning 16 points for the Barracuda team. When teen
coordinator Craig followed up to find out how the meet went, Jayden responded:
“I want to work harder and do better.” Without the gift of an Andre’s All Star
Membership, Jayden may not have had a chance to be a part of the Middlesex YMCA
Barracuda swim team. Thank you Andre for making an impact on Jayden’s life!
The Drummond Foundation gift of $10,000 makes it possible for the Y to have a staff member dedicated as the Teen coordinator to engage youth as well as offer membership scholarships to qualifying youth to have access to the Y. The generous support of donors like Andre Drummond has resulted in an increased number of teens attending evening teen nights and using the facility as a safe place to hang out and build relationships with Y staff. Volunteers from the community, as well as Y Board of Directors, Staff and members have all been inspired by the work of our teen coordinator to get more involved in helping support teen programming.