It Can Be Done: Mame Gor's Story



happy teen in downtown nyc

Y Home Branch?    

Current college and major?    
Hunter College; Nursing

How did you find out about the Y?    
At school.

What is your favorite memory of the Y?    
Y Teen Rally

How has the Y helped you to get where you are today?    
Y taught me that wherever I go I just need to work hard and believe in myself to succeed.

Do you think anything would be different if you hadn't been involved with the Y?    
Yes. Absolutely, because I learned a lot and met a lot of great people because of the Y.

What would you tell a new teen coming to the Y for the first time?    
Have a growth mindset, and try new things even if you don't like it.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? No wrong answers!    
As a nurse, helping people.

What do you think are the biggest challenges NYC teens face today?    

How do you think these challenges should be addressed at the individual level, community level, and/or city government level?     
More communication and show of support.

Is there one thing the Y can do to help teens feel more supported with these challenges?    
More career and college tours, and more information about different careers without college.

You are the future leaders of the world! What do you think will be the biggest impact from your generation?  
We are more open-minded about a lot of things!