University Y Student Center

As a teen, Tyler lived in a community riddled with gang activity. He found his escape at Teen Late Nite, which was a safe environment for him to stay out of trouble and engage in a positive atmosphere.

“I was able to find solace in sports and the community that the YMCA provided,” said Tyler.

Now, Tyler works for the University of Washington Tacoma, as its conference coordinator and he loves the partnership between the university and the Y. He also volunteers and donates to the Y because of the impact it had on his life.

“The reason I give back and support the Annual Campaign is to help programs like Teen Late Night succeed,” said Tyler. “Having a balance of both education and sports helps develop a strong spirit, mind, and body. By giving back, we will be making a positive impact on youth that will leave a lasting legacy.”