RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye YMCA is encouraging its members to share their personal Y stories with the community.
"Voices from the Community: The Rye Y Story Project" begins Nov. 12 with the goal of giving members "the opportunity to speak with a staff interviewer in a 'story booth' that will be set up in the lobby for three days," according to a press release. The project is loosely based on the national nonprofit project known as StoryCorps.
“The Y is a place where members, staff and volunteers share their hopes, their goals, and their stories with each other every day,” Executive Director Gregg Howells said in the release. “Our goal is to further that sense of community by digging a little deeper and giving everyone who walks through our doors a chance to share their Y experience with others.”
The Rye YMCA launched the project last October in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and "many local residents who found refuge at the Y took the opportunity to sit with interviewers and tell their story," according to the release. Nearly 30 people gave interviews with their stories exhibited at the Y, according to the release.
“Everyone has a story to tell,” Howells said in the release. “We hope that our members will once again join us for this exciting effort to share their stories with our broader community.”
Members, staff and volunteers may also share their stories online and view stories from the 2012 Story Project at the Rye YMCA website .
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