Y Programs Reflect Therapeutic Effects Of Gratitude

During November, some Y programs reflected on the positive therapeutic effects of gratitude including the Y’s Diversity, Inclusion and Global Initiative committee. The discussion spurred the front desk to encourage people to stop and think, and document what they are grateful for. Board member Deb Huling also provided thank-you stationary and postage stamps to encourage people to write a note of gratitude to someone they know. Courtesy photo

Senior Smith’s Marketplace staff receive the giant thank you card. Left to right are Jordan Suarez, Dee Wicks, Y staff member Diana Martinez, and Smith’s Manager Isaac Chavez. Courtesy photo

Y Afterschool youth signed a giant thank you card to Smith’s Marketplace for their Inspiring Donations program that donates close to $500 dollars per year to the Y’s annual fundraising campaign. A total of 65 youth in the Y’s afterschool program of 255 are on financial assistance, or one in four kids. Courtesy photo