LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Through our leadership programs, the Y strives to ensure that every young person has an opportunity to envision and pursue a positive future. Building a strong foundation in leadership early in life encourages youth to take an active role in strengthening their communities as adults. Participants in our leadership programs can expect to make new friends, find the support they need and gain the confidence to challenge themselves. Our Leaders Club has grown to nearly 100 youth. Leaders Club is a national YMCA program that brings together middle school and high school students to learn about leadership, volunteer service, and community building. Y-Achievers is a post high school preparedness program. In this program, teens will get the opportunity to explore their interests and potential career options in order to make a plan after high school. Twenty students enrolled in Y-Achievers this year. SWIM LESSONS AND WATER SAFETY This year we taught 2,519 children and 221 adults how to swim. In addition, we served 71 children in the ‘Safety Around Water’ swim program at a free or reduced rate. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under 12, particularly children from low-income families. The Y teaches swim lessons, offers scholarships for those lessons, and partners with school systems to help all kids be proficient swimmers. We value the partnership between our volunteers, staff, donors and our community collaborations. Together, we are a powerful group of men, women and children committed to bringing lasting personal change to our communities. Sincerely, We extend our sincere thank you to all who bring the mission of the Y to life every day. We look forward to a very exciting year ahead! Michael Rubino Chief Volunteer Officer YMCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES John Callahan, Chairman Marsha Bottino Patty Creedon Greg Derderian Nelson Disco Peter Dolloff Nicole Ennis Peggy Gilmour Frank Grossman Charlie Hall Morgan Hollis Jim Leary Tom Long David Mahoney Mike LaChance Chief Executive Office Jay Maiona Tony Mandravelis Dot McCaffrey John Mokas Earl Prolman Ben Robinson Steve Rogers Steve Russell Bob Shepard Melissa Skarupa Tony Tremblay Timothy Vadney YMCA PROFESSIONAL STAFF Michael LaChance Chief Executive Officer Richard Olson Chief Financial Officer Joe Manzoli Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Covino Director of Community Relations Jane Dinsmore Director of Human Relations Stephanie Pfenning Director of Marketing Kathy Proulx Director of Development Mike Powers Properties Director YMCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS: Michael Rubino Steven King Lydia Foley Denis Dancoes II BOARD MEMBERS: Bill Anderson Caryn Blake Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek Mark Cookson Robert Dorf Jill Gage Jay Gupta Donna Karwoski James Kimberly Mark Levesque Those who served the Y in the past year. Chief Volunteer Officer Treasurer Secretary Immediate Past President Steve Lynn Anna O’Herren Andrea Riley-Arnesen Chet Rogers Santosh Salvi Joseph Thomas Kerran Vigroux Ken Weintraub The YMCA of Greater Nashua Board of Directors provides governance, policy, direction and fundraising support for our association. The visionary leadership of these volunteers helps our Y association provide extraordinary experiences for individuals and families throughout Southern New Hampshire and beyond.
RESPONDING TO OUR COMMUNITY’S NEEDS FOR ALL: WE WELCOME ALL INCOMES, AGES AND ABILITIES Our organization serves more than 32,500 people in diverse communities within the Greater Nashua area. We bring together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, incomes and backgrounds. In 2016, we provided $709,453 in scholarships for more than 3,500 children, youth and families. SERVING OUR COMMUNITY CHILDREN: 11,415 of the individuals served are youth and teens. During the summer of 2016, more than 2,000 kids had the opportunity to experience our summer camp program. The Y provides a wide range of activities to foster healthy, productive children including Teen Clubs, Sports Leagues, Swim Instruction, Family Fun Nights, Educational and Enrichment programs. Service Learning Projects and more. All youth activities incorporate the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. LOW-INCOME FAMILIES: Our Y is one of the largest providers of affordable child care in the Greater Nashua community. We offer high-quality Child Care, Kindergarten, After School Care, and Summer Day Camping to working families regardless of income level. SENIORS: We provide numerous programs, events and clubs specifically to meet the needs of people over the age of 60. Activities include: AquaFit, Yoga, Cross Training, Muscle Conditioning, SilverSneakers ® land & water exercise, PAWS, Qi Gong, Adult Drawing, Adult Voice & Chorus, Quilting & Sewing Club, Boomer Club, Cribbage Club, Board Game Fun, Mine Falls Walking, Fitness Evaluations, Holiday Parties, Coffee & Tea get-togethers, Health & Wellness seminars and more. SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Our Y recognizes the need for targeted programs for children with special needs. We are proud to offer programs tailored for them, such as Music (ages 3-5), Tumbling (ages 3-5), Dance (ages 6-9), Science (ages 6-9), Fun Sports (ages 6-12), and Swim Lessons (ages 5-10). MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY: We participate in, partner or help support over 100 community events annually in our service area. SUPPORTING OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: We provide donated facility use for more than 50 other nonprofit organizations at little or no charge to help them meet broader community needs and problems. The value of this service totaled $50,198 in 2016. The Y has also donated funds and staff time worth $88,079.