YMCA of Central New York Recognizes MPH Student
Our congratulations to sophomore Matthew Roberson, for being recognized for his volunteerism by The YMCA of Central New York. The press release can be found below.
Matthew has become well-known in the MPH community for his remarkable chess skills, his kind nature, and always having a smile on his face. Last year, Matthew was appointed to serve on the Youth Advisory Board for Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project. Read more here!
Press Release from YMCA
Monday, November 18
The YMCA of Central New York recognized volunteers at a dinner held on November 13 at Traditions at the Links. The dinner honored volunteers from the association’s Eastern District, encompassing the Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA, the Manlius YMCA and Camp Iroquois.
“We’re so proud that in 2019, over 230 volunteers gave over 7600 hours of service in the Eastern District,” said Kelly Carinci, Associate Director of Development.
Volunteer honorees were as follows:
PROGRAM VOLUNTEER & MEMBER ENGAGEMENT: Elizabeth Scheibel
CAMP IROQUOIS: Volunteer Junior Counselor Michael Berger
BOARD LEADERSHIP: HAL WELSH EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA, Paula Mallory Engel
TEEN LEADER: Matthew Roberson
PHILANTHROPY: Paddle For A Purpose – Andy Breuer & Sean Hagan, Adam Brown, Amy Breuer, Brian Hill, Connie Palleria, Derek Heath, Erick Schwartz, Julie Hagan, Julie Nelson, Kate Franz, Risa Farber-Heath
Special Guests: The Osiecki Family
Across the United States, more than 500,000 business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide, the Y has the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive personal and social change.
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.