Hi, I'm Sierra Tianyvu, and I am a member of the Cowart Family YMCA in Dunwoody, Georgia. I have been given the opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South Africa with other teens in the summer of 2020! I would like to take a moment to share my YMCA story.
I first started going to the Y when I was six years old because my mom enrolled me in their summer camp program. Every summer since then, i've been a part of that summer camp program. I've also taken several classes and programs at the Cowart Family YMCA, including becoming a member of their Leaders Club, which empowers the youth by helping them become strong leaders in the community. The Y has become a second home for me and I have made wonderful friends and learned so much over the past 11 years here.
I joined Leaders Club my freshman year of high school and I wish I could of joined earlier!! I was given the opportunity to join when I was just 14 and was then given an opportunity to become a counselor in training, which allowed me to shadow a counselor during the summer. At sixteen, I was officially selected to become a camp counselor! This gave me the opportunity to give other kids the experience that I had as a camper.
This summer, I will get to travel to Cape Town South Africa to partner with the local YMCA. While in Cape Town, we will be providing service to the local community, as well as learning about their culture and community. I hope to be able to talk about my experiences in Cape Town back to the members of my YMCA.
I am asking for your support to help me raise $3000.00 by the end of April so that I can attend and be a part of this once in a lifetime experience.
Every donation counts and ANY amount helps. Thank you!