#YiBELONG Stories

Aisha leaning against a window ledge

#YiBELONG: Aisha Smith

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The Y is a place where Aisha belongs Let us introduce you to Aisha Smith, group exercise coordinator at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA. She is a powerful example of how access to a Y membership through financial assistance can literally turn someone’s life around.  In 2009, she left an...
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Olivia sitting on a balance beam

#YiBELONG: Olivia

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Olivia belongs Let us introduce you to Olivia, one of the Y’s youth athletes whose perspective on being part of a team transcends her years.     “I belong to the YMCA because God blessed me with gymnastics. The Y is my happy place. It’s where I love to be. When I am...
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Two teams playing on a pickleball court

Pick Your Battle ICT brings out Y family in inaugural year

Philanthropy
Pick Your Battle ICT attracts nearly 70 registered teams The Greater Wichita YMCA hosted its first-ever Pick Your Battle ICT tournament on July 10 at Farha Sports Center-South, raising nearly $54,000 for the Y’s Strong Community Campaign. The event served up two of the fastest-growing sports in...
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Aisha leaning against a window ledge

#YiBELONG: Aisha Smith

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Aisha belongs Let us introduce you to Aisha Smith, group exercise coordinator at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA. She is a powerful example of how access to a Y membership through financial assistance can literally turn someone’s life around.  In 2009, she left an...
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Olivia sitting on a balance beam

#YiBELONG: Olivia

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Olivia belongs Let us introduce you to Olivia, one of the Y’s youth athletes whose perspective on being part of a team transcends her years.     “I belong to the YMCA because God blessed me with gymnastics. The Y is my happy place. It’s where I love to be. When I am...
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Quang

#YiBELONG: Quang

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Quang belongs The Greater Wichita YMCA is a place where all of us belong. We participate in classes, programs and sports for many different reasons, but one thing is constant: the Y makes us feel welcome, accepted and loved. From that truth grew the #YiBELONG campaign. ...
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Melton Family

#YiBELONG: Melton Family

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where the Melton family belongs The Greater Wichita YMCA is a place where all of us belong. We participate in classes, programs and sports for many different reasons, but one thing is constant: the Y makes us feel welcome, accepted and loved. From that truth grew the #YiBELONG...
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Mary McCormick

#YiBELONG: Mary McCormick

YiBELONG
The Y is a place where Mary McCormick belongs The Greater Wichita YMCA is a place where all of us belong. We participate in classes, programs and sports for many different reasons, but one thing is constant: the Y makes us feel welcome, accepted and loved. From that truth grew the #YiBELONG...
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