Member Stories

Member Stories Member Stories

The Rye Y Story Project” was launched to further the sense of community that already exists at the Y. 

We celebrated our 10 anniversary of the Rye Y Story Project by collecting a few stories from each year, see below. Click here to view online (If you would like to download the pdf, click on the download icon on the left.)

Every person who walks through the Rye YMCA’s doors has a story to tell.

Whether it’s an elderly woman learning to swim for the first time, or a middle-aged man taking control of his health through our Diabetes Prevention Program, or a teenager who landed her first job as a camp counselor, we are constantly inspired by the people we meet here.

In the fall of 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Rye Y members, staff and volunteers shared their personal stories, from the back stories that brought them to the Y to the successes and challenges encountered on the road to healthy living. It was all part of the Y’s first “Voices from the Community: The Rye Y Story Project.”

Over the course of two days, members sat down with staff interviewers in a “story booth” built out of a large gym mat. Modeled loosely on StoryCorps, a national non-profit oral history project, “

If you have a Y story, please stop by, call or email us. We’d love to hear from you!  Denise Woodin, 914-967-6363, ext. 101 or Lisa Tidball, ext. 130.



2023 Story Project

2022 Story Project