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“I can honestly say that I have never had a bad experience at the Y,” beams Fernando. The Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund has made it possible for him to participate in numerous camps, so his family never had to worry about his safety, the people he was around, or him not being treated like everyone else when he was not in school. After years with the Y, Fernando believes he’s learned many things from the Y’s staff, who have always been there, encouraging him to be his best. “The Y allows children to have a great childhood and learn to get involved in the community and help others,” he exhorts. “I hope to continue to be a part of this great organization that give so much to people and the community.”