Share Your Story

Share Your Story With The World

Your story—whether it's about you, the people you know, or an entire community—has the potential to motivate others with real-life tales of how the Y not only promises, but also delivers positive change. Through your unique and special voice, the Y can share your story to bring people together, to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. If a story about the Y has meaning for you and you're willing to tell it, then we believe it's worth hearing. The only thing more important than the words you have to say is the untold lives your story touches.

Write Your Y Story Here

Please share some basic information with us before writing your inspiring story. People of all ages are encouraged to contribute, though a parent or guardian must submit stories on behalf of minors. However, for general comments, questions and concerns about your Y, feel free to provide any feedback by emailing one of our contact center representatives:

Notify me if my story is used.

Enhance your story with pictures and a video if you like.


  By checking this box I acknowledge:
  • I am 18 years old or older.
  • I have obtained written permission/photograph and video release from the individual(s) and/or guardian(s) to use this material and/or story in any form, including, but not limited to, video, websites, print, marketing collateral, etc.
  • I understand by uploading this material it becomes the property of YMCA of the USA and may be used at their discretion.
  • I understand that posting of unauthorized videos, soundtrack recordings, photographs and stories is strictly prohibited by YMCA of the USA and I accept full responsibility for the content submitted.
  • I release and discharge all YMCA member associations and third parties collaborating with YMCA of the USA from any and all claims in connection with the uses and reproductions of any video film, footage, sound track recordings and photo reproductions of the individual(s) identified herein as well as me and/or my narrative account of my experience as described herein.
  • My consent and this release are irrevocable.


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