In 2012 alone, 3,900 kids, teens, adults and families were given the Akron Area YMCA experience due to Partners With Youth Scholarships.
This letter is to express my deepest gratitude to Hope YMCA and the Partners With Youth Scholarship.
I am very grateful to receive the Partners with Youth Scholarship. It is hard to find quality daycare at a
price that I can afford. It is also hard to put my children in the hands of adults and know that they will be
taken care of properly and with love and attention to their needs. I have two children that attend Hope
YMCA and I am more than satisfied with the care that my children receive. My oldest child is three and
he is been at the center since he was 12 months. He can identify all 26 letters, count to twenty, identify
colors, and comprehend stories that are read to him. He has had the best teachers, they show him love,
care, and discipline. I am very impressed with all that he is learning, but I am also pleased that he prays
for his food without me telling him and he is learning manners and social skills. Of course, I am teaching
my son academics, prayer, and manners, but Hope YMCA has sown seeds in his life that he will use
throughout his life. Hope YMCA staff cares about my children and show this by their hugs, kind words,
teaching, and fair discipline. I love the size of the center, it is small and family-like. The kids love each
other and the staff seems to love each other and work well with each other as well. I know God sent me
to this center and the Y because I have received nothing but blessings from this daycare. I look forward
to my two year old and my three year old finishing at Hope YMCA until they are 5, hopefully with the
This letter is in regard to my application for assistance with a family membership at the YMCA. I want to
let you know what a blessing it is to be able to attend the YMCA with my family. There is always a program
available for each of us and the convenience allows me to spend time together with my children as a family.
Another benefit is that with every program I am able to watch my children grow in confidence &
self-esteem, and stay healthy at the same time.
It is also comforting to me as a mother to know that we will be members at the YMCA where christian
values are supported and maintained.
Thank you so very much for the scholarship support that you've granted to my family.
With the YMCA membership we are able to participate in many ways. Without your support I could not
afford the membership and we would miss out on the opportunities and activities that the YMCA offers.
The swimming lessons have been great for both my children. It took approximately 10 months before my
daughter showed any progress. She just did not have the confidence and was still pretty fearful. But by
being consistent with her lessons she was able to build her confidence and learn the techniques. She has
a long way to go, but now she loves it and is getting better with every lesson. My son continues to work
at being a strong swimmer. Just this weekend he experienced his first camp outing. He was really nervous
about camping, but Saturday morning he was full of excitement about how much fun he had at Camp
Y-Noah and can't wait to go again. Myself, I enjoy the exercise equipment and usage of the facilities
The YMCA is a great experience for my children. I appreciate your generosity and I send the most sincere
thank you to the Partners with Youth Scholarship program. This is a wonderful, and much needed program.
Thank you again
With deepest gratitude