They came to the Lincoln Family YMCA to find a place to exercise, but also a place where they know their kids could be safe in a fun and busy environment. When Hector and Rocio came to the Lincoln Family YMCA they inquired about our scholarship program and were able to receive an award to assist in their membership rates and become part of our YMCA family.

Keisy (age 11) and Abel (age 3) are frequent users of our Amazing Kids Center in the evenings and with their free and fun spirits have definitely made an impact in the center. Outside of the Amazing Kids Center, Keisy can be seen in our gymnasium representing Lincoln Family YMCA in our volleyball recreational league and Abel participates in Itty Bitty Sports.

When asked about how their scholarship has affected their assimilation into the YMCA family, Hector responded in saying that this award has helped them save on programs for their children and a place to go for his family. They are able to have their children participate in quality programs without being out in the neighborhood with nothing to do. Hector recalled seeing an ad on the internet regarding joining the YMCA and since they are local to Downtown Phoenix, they were able to come in and join the same day.

While focusing on the development of their children in the YMCA, Rocio and Hector have also utilized the YMCA for themselves to live a healthier lifestyle and bond together as a couple. While their children are having fun and engaging in YMCA programs and events, they are able to exercise and utilize the YMCA as a healthy and positive environment.