YMCA Stories
Archive for June, 2012

June 14, 2012

Safe in the Water: Jazmine Holloman

Jazmine Holloman was naturally hesitant around the water. She had learned “the basics,” but she wasn’t a strong swimmer, said her mother, Luanne. Jazmine was in her last few months of 4th grade at Delaware Academy in Syracuse when her YMCA after-school teachers told her about the Urban Swim Initiative. She eag ...more

Filed under Aquatics

June 13, 2012

Inspired to Give Back: the Taylor Family

For Chris and Jill Taylor and their two young daughters, the North Area Family YMCA has become home away from home. They come to the Y nearly every day of the week and had fun. Programs such as swim lessons, parent-child gym classes, pre-school, group fitness, basketball, and the Daddy-Daughter Dance make their ...more

Filed under Social Services

June 07, 2012

A Legacy of Giving: the Love family

For Frank Love, the Syracuse YMCA embodied the power of community, providing the support young men needed to thrive. For his granddaughter, Paula Mallory Engel, the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is a crucial community resource, providing shelter and services for our neediest neighbors while also helping families gr ...more

Filed under Social Services

June 06, 2012

Strong Survivor: Jennifer Pinti

When Jennifer Pinti was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she didn’t have much time to worry about herself. She was pregnant, and her husband and two young children needed her.During the day, in front of her children, she was able to keep her fears in check. At night, the panic attacks came.“I couldn’t breathe,” Jenn ...more

Filed under Health
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