Share Your Y Story

Your Story, Your Journey, Your Impact

At the Mankato Family YMCA, our community is built on the incredible stories of individuals who have found inspiration, transformation, and connection within our walls. As we observe our remarkable 150th Anniversary, we invite each of you to be a vital part of the celebration by sharing your personal Y story.


Perhaps it’s the impact of a specific program or a caring staff member. Or the difference the Y has made in our community. If the Y has helped you or your family build confidence, achieve goals, volunteer, or is simply your “happy place,” we’d love to hear about it and be able to share your story with others.


Here are a few ideas and questions to help get you started:

  • My favorite memory of the Y is…
  • Being part of the Y makes me/my family feel…
  • The Y changed my/our life by…
  • How long have you been coming to the YMCA?
  • What do you like most about the Y?
  • What prompted you to join the YMCA or one of our programs?
  • What would you say to someone considering donating to the YMCA?


We encourage a photo submission of you and your family, if you’re willing to share. You can also contact us at the Y if you want us to take a picture the next time you’re in the building! You can also submit a video to share your Y story!


YOUR STORY DOES NOT NEED TO BE SIGNIFICANT! Your story can be simple, elaborate, short or long. There are no rules as to what is YOUR Y Story.

Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 1 MB.

Thank you for sharing your story and helping us inspire our community to support the Y! We want to make a positive impact on our community every day. By sharing your story, you’re helping us communicate and showcase the difference the Y is making in Mankato community.