Meet Cheri


Cheri Anderson’s boys come home exhausted every day after summer day camp, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s nice to get them out of the house and keep them active, because otherwise they would have spent a lot of time watching TV.” But at day camp, they get out, meet new friends and stay active all day. “There’s never a dull moment at camp for them,” says Cheri.

The single mom had heard about Step Up for Kids through her work, where they gave donations to support the Y. She wasn’t sure if she and her kids would qualify, but she decided to apply. “I was thrilled when I found out they could get a scholarship,” she says, “because I wouldn’t have been able to afford it any other way.”

Now, Cheri says her sons can’t wait for camp each day. “My son wakes up before I do, has his clothes on and is ready to go. He was never like that for school.” Cheri also encourages others to get involved in the Step Up for Kids campaign. “I tell everybody to donate and for anybody who wants to get their kids in the Y and doesn’t think they can afford it, they should apply for a scholarship, because you never know.”


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