Carol's Story

Last year I received a scholarship for a Y membership, available to those with limited income. I joined an exercise group at the Berlin Branch YMCA and I am now in an advanced class and enjoying good health in my 70’s. One day the instructor asked for volunteers to help mentor students at Alta Vista Elementary through the Y-Mentors program. My ears perked up. I was given an opportunity by the Y and I felt I needed to give back. I now tutor four wonderful 1st and 2nd graders. They love to have a person who will work with them one on one, every week. My heart is full with encouragement and gratification because I have helped children read, write, spell, and smile.