Y Story | Yousef Riyati

“Yousef and his siblings are learning the life skills they need to develop into caring, conscious and confident children. I am grateful to Y donors for helping my children be a part of the Y community.”  

 

Zienab Shehadeh (Yousef's mom)
Y Active Assist

Yousef Riyati and his family know firsthand how Y donors can change lives.

As a busy mom with 5 kids, Zienab Shehadeh knew that her children would benefit from being active and spending time with other kids their age. The cost of enrolling everyone in sports and community programs was simply out of reach, so Zienab turned to the Y for help. Over a decade later, her son Yousef has been a Y member nearly all his life, and has been able to participate in Y programs, because his family received a sponsored Y membership through the Y Active Assist program.  

Yousef is grateful for the opportunities that the Y has given him – and he’s been a very active member!

None of this would be possible without the generosity of Y donors. They make it viable for the family to participate in programs and events they otherwise might not be able to.

“Yousef and his siblings are learning the life skills they need to develop into caring, conscious and confident children,” said Zienab. “I am grateful to Y donors for helping my children be a part of the Y community.”