Jordan C.

University Y Student Center

Jordan learned the importance of running a tight ship from a very young age. The son of a Marine he knew to never misbehave. Today he credits the discipline he learned as a child with molding him into someone who is both mentally and physically strong. In high school, he participated in sports like cross country, swimming, and track; one's as he describe require a lot of mental tenacity. Although he excelled athletically and even musically, his desire for leadership and giving back was his real mission in life. Jordan sought out organization's that aligned with his core values where he could put his beliefs into action for others. That is where he stumbled upon the newly opened, University Y Student Center in downtown Tacoma. 
 
Currently a senior at the University of Washington Tacoma, Jordan feels like he met his match. Remembering his father's frequent assurance that he could be good at whatever he put his mind to, he enrolled in the Army Reserves and began volunteering at the YMCA. "I chose to bring my motivations with me as a volunteer to give everyone the opportunity to find their own strengths through physical fitness," he explains.
 
Jordan quickly learned that training your mind, is often much harder than one's body, a skill the military has taught him well. My life mantra is "it is impossible to fail, as long as you never quit," said Jordan.