When you join the Indian Boundary YMCA, you join a family

April 21, 2016


Sierra's story"

Last Christmas, the Indian Boundary YMCA received a very special gift. One of our members, a 10-year-old named Sierra, was shopping for presents with her mother. After finding gifts for everyone in their family, Sierra asked: "But Mom, what about my family at the Y?"

So Sierra decided to make a gift for us out of recycled materials, because she believes "we all need to pitch in to pick up the world, and that's what the YMCA is all about." The result was the snowman pictured above, "because snowmen are fun and I wanted to give the Y a special gift."

Sierra is a fourth-grader at Schiesher Elementary School in Lisle. She likes to swim, play basketball, attend the live wires program and family nights, as well as, participate in the underwater Easter egg hunt, and underwater Christmas tree decorating events. Last year she participated in Animal and Academic camp and had so much fun, she's signing up again this year. When asked what she likes best about the Y, Sierra said, “I like mostly everything because it's all just so much fun!”

Sierra’s mom, Carrie, is proud that her daughter has a place where people are so friendly that she calls them “family.” Sierra loves that the Y has helped her stay fit while having fun, and she constantly tells her friends about all the great things you can do all year long. She plans on staying a member until she's an adult, because the Indian Boundary YMCA is her "second home."

If you'd like to join Sierra's "family" too, click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.