Maria B.

Haselwood Family YMCA

Maria is a homeschool mother to her three children. When she returned to the area, family and friends recommended she try the fun activities at the Y. She was amazed with the facility, staff, and programs offered at the Y, and it took very little time for the family to feel at home.

"As soon as we walk into the building, we are always greeted with a warm smile by all the staff members," Maria says.

The Brownings have been Y members for close to a year now and have felt welcomed from the start. The exceptional staff at the Y is an aspect Maria truly values. "The children enjoy their teachers and have always been treated with kindness and patience," she says.

The kids participate in a variety of programs including Homeschool PE Gym and Swim, swim lessons, and Learn, Play, Grow, and the entire family frequents hula, and MIXXEDFIT. Maria says the instructors are "phenomenal and are an inspiration to me to stay active."

The positive and safe environment the Y provides for her family and the community is what Maria values most of all. "As a parent, I appreciate that my children are being taught by adults who are positive role models'" she says.