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  • Tiffany

    "LIVESTRONG at the YMCA increased my confidence and gave me the opportunity to form a connection with other cancer survivors."

    Tiffany was just 32 years old and 35 weeks pregnant with her second child when she was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer.  With a baby on the way and a two-year-old son, she vowed that she

  • Julie

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

    Julie

  • Maggie

    “This program helped me to become a better parent."

    Maggie found Y Community Literacy while staying at Haven of Grace, a home that helps

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jasmine

    "The YRead Program made a huge difference in our lives."

    Jasmine works hard and earns good grades, but her mother worried that she struggled with reading comprehension.  After being unable to get help through her local school district, Jasmine&rsquo