Marquise B.

Lakewood Family YMCA

Marquise comes to the Y at least five days a week, and spends most of his time in the youth and access centers, playing games, doing homework, and hanging out with friends.

"The YMCA has had a huge impact on my life," said Marquise. "It's just a safe place for me to come and be myself, I love it here." 

Marquise has already begun developing his networking skills by his constant communication with staff and his peers.

"I have met so many new people here and I feel great about my social life," said Marquise. "It seems that I meet someone new every time I come here."