Thank you for helping me get back on track. The only reason I have ever been 100% motivated to better my future is because you were always like my second mom. Since my mom doesn't go to school with me (Thank the lord! Bless that lady but man she really brings out that NY attitude when I need it.) she can't always tell me to do what I NEED to do. If it wasn't her it was you. You motivated me to go and change my life. Honestly, if I didn't get in all that trouble with school I would have never met you. So in a way, I am so happy I did what I did because now I'm surrounded by people that actually care about if I do good in school or what I did today. So thank you for giving me the chance to meet new friends and pull myself together. Getting smarter every day.
"Good Afternoon Ms. Green, hope your day is going great. I just wanted to say I appreciate you very much for all the things you do for me and your advice and positive thinking. You are truly one of the reasons that made my sophomore year at Palisades. You do not know how happy I met you and did not meet you sooner. I truly miss you and can not wait to see you again. I passed all my standards !!!" Chikezie E.
I heard about the amazing acts of kindness you did for many of our Westside Y members and guests - preparing holiday care packages - that's such a kind and generous gift and I'm positive that each person was so thankful and appreciative. But I know you didn't do it for the "thanks" but because you wanted to brighten their day and make them feel special and cared for as individuals and citizens and our neighbors - way to go Kia and thank you for reaching out to deserving members of our community - you're just the kind of person the Y does its best work with a big heart and loving soul! God bless you Kia!" Alan Hostrup
Thank you so much for the hard work you put into the backpack give away event to donate backpacks to the kids at our Growing Young Minds program at Hoover Elementary. The backpacks were filled with supplies for the school year. The smiles on those kids' faces were priceless and something I will always remember. Many parents cried when they picked up their kids because of the act of kindness that was shown to them. We really appreciate it, all the children were happy, as soon as they saw their parents it was the first thing they showed them. I had two moms cry when they saw the backpacks and the principal at the school was really impressed." Jose Rivera