Kaylin can’t recall a time when she wasn’t affiliated with the Y. She learned to swim here and spent her childhood getting active in YMCA sports leagues. As a young teen, she volunteered in YMCA Youth Leadership Development which led her to her very first job as summer camp staff. From there, Kaylin wanted to go back to her roots and support the work being done in sports leagues. Her ambition and passion helped her become a Team Leader. All of this was accomplished while still in high school.

When asked why she continues to work at the Y she replies, “I am constantly exposed to new opportunities and challenges. My managers have been very supportive of my growth while recognizing I must also meet my educational goals. Working at the Y is very uplifting because nothing motivates me more than seeing a young child smile and laugh. It’s the positive energy and this strong sense of community that keeps me at the Y.”