Carlene Bryant

Carlene Bryant

Carlene Bryant, affectionately known as “Mama Carlene” to the communities she serves, has been a part of our YMCA family for more than 11 years. Today, Mama Carlene works at Y’s Choice Development Center where she lends a helping hand in each of the rooms, and works to support and offer guidance to parents and children in need. 

Through her work with the Y, Carlene has learned to be patient and understanding with those she serves, and is thankful for the community of members she now likens to a second family. 

Carlene gets a sense of hope for the future of the Y through watching the children she works with grow, learn, be loved and nurtured.  

“I have no doubt that the YMCA cares about the kids and families. To its core, the Y is working to make a difference. We love, and we care for people, for the kids.”

Because of Carlene’s compassion, willingness to help and her faith in the Y and its mission, she has been able to impact the Y community. Thank you Carlene for upholding the Y and truly being a great advocate for all that we do.


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