She helps all over the Y! You will see her watching the kids in Amazing Kids Care, picking up children after school from local area schools and bringing them to our after-school program, and working as a member service representative at the Welcome Center.

Robinson loves the community atmosphere at the Y and feels right at home in Phoenix already.

Soon, she will be the cheer coach for our new program Y Cheer and Spirit Squad! Passionate about her cheer history, Robinson proposed bringing the program back to Ahwatukee. Robinson has been cheering for over 14 years and coaching for close to five years. When she was 5 years old she started cheering recreationally for the local parks and recreation programs and then started competing at the youth level.

In high school, she joined the cheer team as a freshman and cheered all four years. She was on the varsity squad starting her sophomore year. In Robinson’s senior year, she was captain of her team and competed with an All-Star cheer squad. Robinson went on to cheer in college before moving to Phoenix. Her favorite part of cheer is competing, and she can’t wait to start training the next generation of cheerleaders. She looks forward to working with our young members to teach them one of her passions in life.

The cheer program at the Ahwatukee Y will offer children the chance to get active and have fun cheering for our youth sports teams. Robinson’s coaching will focus on building self-esteem and self-confidence while developing social skills and healthy relationships with others.

Robinson will be teaching our little cheerleaders the fundamentals of basic motions, jumps, cheers and tumbling. Our teams will then take their skills to the court to cheer at Y youth sports games including basketball, volleyball, and soccer to cheer on the athletes. Be sure to check out a basketball half-time performance this winter!

Although it doesn’t happen very often, when Robinson is not at the Ahwatukee Y, she can be found on Mesa Community College’s campus working hard and studying as a full-time student to pursue her associate degree in arts. She then plans to transfer to Arizona State University, where she will pursue her bachelor’s degree in social work. After she graduates, Robinson hopes to continue working with children for Child Protective Services.