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Juleen Hernandez
How the Y keeps her sane.


It’s Friday at noon and Juleen Hernandez heads toward Sherry Welch’s Hard Work Conditioning class. “I’m here pretty much every day for a class at noon,” she says, “except for Wednesdays. My girls like to ride in the bike trailer on Wednesdays.”

The Y has figured prominently in Juleen’s existence for the past three months. Her husband, Kevin, is in the United States Marine Corps and is serving his second tour abroad until at least October. “He can’t tell me where he is,” she says, but adds that, on this tour, she only gets to talk to him for about ten minutes every two weeks. “It’s hard. He’s missed both pregnancies and lots of milestones.”

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We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus: healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

Please read about how we are impacting our community:

The Y receives a $20,000 Healthier Communities Grant (September 2011)

Camp McCumber: An experience of a lifetime (August 2011)

Juleen Hernandez: How the Y keeps her sane. (July 2011)

The Y: More than just a gym (June 2011)

Meet Megan: She lost 100 lbs. (May 2011).

Plus One Mentors: Make an impact (September 2010)

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