Ashley

Gordon Family YMCA

For someone living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), life moves at a different pace. That pace keeps nine-year-old Ashley extremely busy and active, and when her grandparents learned she had ADHD, they brought her to the Y.

“Routine is a big thing that helps with Ashley’s ADHD,” said Mary, Ashley’s grandmother. “The Y gives her stability and helps her stay out of trouble.”

At the Y, Ashley was introduced to a variety of programs to keep her engaged, with the convenience of being in one building. After trying dozens of programs, Ashley discovered a love for drawing and dance. With the support and care of staff, Ashley quickly improved her attention and listening skills.

“The Y is a lifesaver for us,” said Mary. “We were constantly at a loss to keep her entertained, and the Y has everything.”

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