WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
Judith - Venice YMCA
To Judith, the YMCA was only ever a hostel in her native Germany, so she was surprised when people told her to visit the Venice Y to get connected with the community when she moved here in 2008. Once at the Y, her entire perception of the Y’s mission changed.
“The more I got involved in working out and meeting people, the more I felt a sense of belonging,” Judith said.
Judith, a master gardener, now works a couple of days a week at the front desk, opening the branch at 5 a.m., something she says gives her an opportunity to share her enthusiasm for the Y.
“The YMCA means more to me than just a fitness facility – it is a community builder,” Judith said.