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Y Member Spotlight: Barbara Benavidez

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Barbara has been involved with the Tempe Family YMCA for over 20 years. When she’s at the Y, she is in the pool taking Water Aerobics and walking laps or taking the Jumpstart circuit class with her friends.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Maureen Dipasqual & Lily Loui

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During the month of July and August, the Tempe Family YMCA hosted the Beat the Heat Challenge. Some of our winners included Maureen Dipasqual and Lily Loui. Maureen and her husband, Dennis are regulars at The Y. In fact, all three leaders you will find at The Y more times than not, especially when a group fitness class is going on.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Marni Anbar

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Say Hello to Marni Anbar! Marni is a relatively new member of the Y, just shy of a year. Marni is very special to the Y, as she will be The Tempe Family YMCA, Advisory Board’s Board Chair for the next two years!… Read More

Fall Break Camp at Tempe Y

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Our camps provide year-round educational opportunities by delivering a multitude of camp experiences to all children. At Y camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that “I can” is much more powerful than “I can’t”, magic happens as we see it firsthand every day.… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Scott Helzer

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Scott Helzer, a Personal Trainer at the Tempe YMCA, is passionate about helping people realize their personal goals through sports and fitness. Scott’s favorite part about working at the branch is having the opportunity to teach and motivate people, while cultivating his interests and growing professionally in his chosen career field. He also assists with Summer Teen Camp and he enjoys being able to coach and inspire teens to be their best. In addition to these responsibilities, he teaches some fitness classes at the branch… Read More

My Y Story: Alana Nichols

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Over the last five years I have created lasting friendships and memories. My two younger sisters have also attended YMCA programs. We were able to enjoy the childcare and camp programs because of the help we received through YMCA scholarships. … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Krystal Nelson


I started working at the YMCA in 2014, working in the childcare program. Summer 2016 will be my third summer working as a camp Site Director. My favorite game to play with the kids would have to be dodgeball!… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Sandra Castaneda

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Sandra started working at the Tempe Family YMCA February 2, 2013. Sandra is our Amazing Kids Coordinator, runs Club 5-11 and Parents Night Out. Sandra has a genuine care for children. Parents are able to leave their children with Sandra and her team knowing they are safe and having fun! Her awesome art and group games are always a hit with our youth members. … Read More

My Y Story: Katelyn

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In winter of 2014 and I got into a car accident leaving the Chandler YMCA. I got put out of commission for a while and the YMCA family was supportive and understood my disappearance. After some healing time and when my body felt right, I jumped back in and haven’t looked back. … Read More

March Updates

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Kids youthstart, Mediation, Kids Jujitsu, Group Fight and Dance updates! … Read More