At the age of 9 my Mom bought me to the Y to Learn to Swim little did we know how this would change my life forever. We were greeted with such open arms at the Mcburney YMCA Open House, we quickly learned that I may qualify for a Scholarship to attend an After-School Program. Something my mom was unable to afford and I had become something of a "Latch-Key Kid" at an early age. My mom quickly made the big decision to let me take the train to come in to NYC from Brooklyn After-School, where I would continue my swim lessons and take Karate Lessons as well After School. During the Summer I would attend Day Camp in the city and spend Two Weeks at the YMCA Sleep Away Camp. I became a Youth Campaign Spokesman because without that Scholarship I would not have been able to attend the YMCA and I wanted other Young People to have the same opportunities that I had. As a Teenager I became employed at the YMCA as one of the youngest Lifeguards and Swimming Instructors all the way until I graduated High School. I attribute the valuable skills that I learned at the YMCA to the successful Businessman and Leader that I've become today. Lets support the YMCA so that it may continue its Legacy of Building Great Leaders.
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