Gilbert and Stephie's Y Story

Gilbert and Stephie Duran are great-grandparents of four kids who have participated in the Y’s Afterschool Program at Lincoln Elementary for five years. The kids have also taken part in the Y’s Early Childhood Education Program and Summer Day Camp Program. The Durans are grateful for what these programs provide their great-grandkids, especially their autistic great-grandson who has flourished at the Y.

Gilbert and Stephie are regular donors of the Y and have contributed many items such as crayons, stickers, and other school supplies. Despite Stephie’s current battle against cancer, the Duran family continuously finds ways to give back to their community.

It is because families like the Duran family that the Y is able to offer meaningful programs for well deserving youth and families throughout the community.