THE GENEVA FAMILY YMCA
yoga to art and science experiments. They especially love all the great field trips, Mr. Twistee’s and the Pick-n-Patch are two of our family’s favorites. We are so happy to be able to provide these amazing early learning experiences for them through the Y”, says Mom Melane James.
“Being with others, shows me that there is hope beyond my own situation. Depression can set in when the battle seems endless, and this program brought me back to a happier place.“ ~ Thrive Program Participant
The James Family has been coming to the Geneva YMCA since 2017. The family’s experiences with the Y began when they enrolled their son Martin (then 3) in the YMCA’s 3 & 4 Year Old Preschool program. The following year Martin was joined by his younger sister Marteina and their youngest sibling JaMarcus, is eagerly waiting his turn to come to school at the Y next year!
“Our kids have benefited so much from attending preschool at the YMCA. They really enjoy all the activities they do in school, from swimming and
Over the years the James family have had some occasional financial difficulties. When they thought they would have to withdraw the children from the program the Y stepped in to help. Together with Martin and Melane, the YMCA was able to develop a plan to help the family keep Martin and Marteina in their beloved program. “The children are bright and enthusiastic additions to our Preschool class and we wanted to make sure they had every opportunity to continue with the program,” says Childcare Director, Donna Wandell.
We were so pleased to discover that the YMCA would work with us to find a solution that allowing our children to continue to attend the class they love so much,” says Melane. “Thank you YMCA, for all you do for our family and for so many other families!”
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This program developed in collaboration with the local Thrive to Survive cancer support organization, assists those who are living with, through or beyond cancer, to begin to heal through participating in physical and social activities that focus on strengthening the whole person in a safe and supportive environment.
The Thrive program is offered at no cost to the survivors and because of that, we rely 100% on donations from the community to make this possible.
Please consider helping provide the gift of hope to people in our community who are experiencing cancer through your support of our 2019 “One Community, One Impact” Annual Support Campaign!
Through the generous support of community focused donors like yourself, the Geneva Y was able to develop our new Thrive to Survive Cancer Recovery Fitness Program in 2018.
The Geneva Family YMCA
399 William St.
Geneva, NY 14456