This weekend I had the great pleasure to talk to a dad and his two young girls. They were in the climbing wall and they mentioned how they really loved Farmington Valley YMCA. It gave them a chance to be a family and meet new people. The father said that now day’s kids spend a lot of time on their iPads or playing video games. Their family has struggled with weight and thinks it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. The YMCA gives him an opportunity to bring his girls to the climbing wall and be active, explore new challenges and meet other climbers. The father also enjoys that the climbing wall has been a challenge for his girls. He has seen them grow, build self-esteem and confidence.