Armen P.

University Y Student Center

Armen joined the Y three years ago with his brother. He soon realized that the University Y Student Center was so much more than a place for physical fitness — but a place to build community. Now, he and his brother spend most of their days at the Y with their second family.

"The Y is more than a gym," Armen says. "The Y provides me with professional space to continue my activism for students and on subjects that I truly care about, such as education, homelessness, and for food security. Through many social events I have gotten to meet dozens of wonderful people and hear stories that resemble my own and it keeps me pushing forward."