As a family, they have seen the Y grow as a place for members in the community to learn and thrive.

The Dickersons first came to the Y when they enrolled their two-year-old daughter Hailey in the Early Childhood Learning Center. From there, the Dickerson family fully immersed themselves in all that the Flagstaff Family Y has to offer.

The kids have participated in everything ranging from Itty Bitty Sports to Summer Camps and Childcare. All while having fun, Hailey and Memphis have learned lifelong skills teaching them how to be caring and respectful. “It’s not just a daycare… You don’t just drop off your kids. They are taught how to be productive members of society.”

These valuable resources have also given Becca and her husband the opportunity to focus on their own fitness and self-care.

As a passionate member for the YMCA cause, Becca has served on the Flagstaff Members Board and actively volunteers when she can.

“There’s a great gym for members to use, but it is so much more about a sense of community.” This value keeps the Dickerson family wanting to come back to the YMCA.

The group fitness classes are a perfect example. “I take the [group fitness] Zumba class because we all motivated one another. It helps to have others in the class with you to keep it fun and challenging.”

The Dickerson family looks forward to evolving programs for members of all ages and interests. “The Y is truly a family center more than anything.” All the different opportunities allow families, like the Dickersons, to be a part of volunteerism and community outreach.