Grace's Story

The Y provided Grace with not only her first job, but the opportunity to put a smile on kids’ faces daily.

Since 2006, Grace grew up coming to the Eastern Community YMCA with her family. When she was 4 years old, her mother and father use to drop her off at KidZone. Grace would absolutely love playing and interacting with the other children. She had countless memories playing games and learning new things every day.

When Grace was a junior at Clay High School, she decided that she needed to get a job. Grace wanted to work at the Eastern Community YMCA because she wanted to help children learn, grow and thrive like she did when she at the Y. Now, she is currently a KidZone Attendant and loves her job. 

“I want to give kids a great experience, like I did when I use to come as a child.”

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