Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Isabel, “Izzy,” knows first hand that the Y’s programs are designed to give opportunities to youth to be active and develop leadership skills.

Izzy has experienced the Y from almost every angle, from sports mix classes, babysitter training, Youth in Government, and volunteering for Kids Night Out. Through these programs, Izzy became a strong role model for younger participants, demonstrating values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

“Before joining the leadership programs, I wasn’t that confident but my experiences at the Y have really helped me build my confidence,” said Izzy.

In 2016, Izzy won the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties “Youth of the Year” award recognizing her outstanding commitment to service and exceptional volunteerism.