Drew Enlow, Rachael Machia and Phoebe Hester were recently awarded the YMCA Cause-Drive Leader Award. The award is given in recognition of their sincere efforts to fulfill the YMCA mission and provide consistently high quality member service at the Schenectady branch of the Capital District YMCA.
All three serve as student interns at the Y. Drew works in the fitness center, Rachael in childcare, and Phoebe at the front desk.
“This is a busy and popular fitness center with a childcare room,” said Graham Macbeth, job coach for the Work-Based Learning program. “Our students have specific roles and assigned tasks to complete, and the YMCA has been very impressed by their work.”
“As one of their teachers, I am extremely proud of the progress they have made at the community work sites and the YMCA dedication to work with our students in the program,” said Erica Restifo, Mohonasen High School special education teacher. “The hard work of the Work Based Learning staff and the students involved in this program is helping create wonderful relationships with our students and community businesses.”