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Shannon Cartiershannon

Youth Development Director

Shannon is the Youth Development Director here at the NSYMCA and is in charge of our preschool education program, our successful Y-time Afterschool Program, and our Y-Camp field trip days when school is out. She is also the Director of Preschool Camps during the summer and am in charge of our Childwatch Area which is the drop off babysitting area parents can utilize while they are working out in our facility.

As one of our many passionate and active Y staff, Shannon strives to make the time that their children spend in our facility fun and memorable and have the children wanting to return time and time again.

“It is one of my priorities to continue to make programming new and exciting for children so they continue to want to spend their time here at our YMCA be it in the afterschool program, a preschool education class or Y-Camp day when all the children are out of school. Parents who are part of any of my programs rest assured that their children are in a safe and nurturing environment where our staff genuinely cares about the well-being of their children and help to develop the whole child and caring about what makes their child unique. Parents know that when they have to be working that their children is having a good time and being able to utilize all areas of YMCA to make for a well-rounded child care experience.”

Her passion for working at the YMCA is without a doubt is watching children grow and flourish in their time at our Y.

“I have seen children go from being a budding learner in the preschool age group all the way through to being a counselor in training at our YMCA, watching the children grow and learn how to be a contributing member of our community is the best part of my job hands down. And when these children want to grow up and give back to our YMCA and our community truly touches my heart and is the reason I do what I do and why it is so important.”

When she is not at the Y, Shannon enjoys to do her nails and create nail art. She currently has a nail polish collection of over 500 nail polishes and nail art supplies.
“I am (also) a diehard Green Bay Packer fan in good times and in bad.”