Volunteers play a crucial role in making magic happen here at the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth & Teen Enrichment Center. Our volunteer-based Community Board brings together diverse talents from numerous industries across the Twin Cities.
Learn a little more below about each member’s motivations for investing his/her time and talents.
Marius Massie, Board Development Chair
Marius Massie Enterprises, Inc.
“There is no telling what a group of highly intelligent, competent, caring, and committed individuals can do with the right vision and a plan.”
Jennifer Olstad, Committee Chair - Board Development
BRIX Real Estate
“It’s important to me to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I have seen the impact that positive role models and organizations can have on young people. I want to do my part to help our youth move forward in a positive direction.”
Phillip Morris, Committee Chair - Financial Development
“It is important for me to support those working to make Minneapolis the best possible place for all. I believe it is hard to find an organization having a more meaningful impact than the staff and team at the North Community YMCA.”
“I want to share my skills and experiences to help improve the lives of youth by providing strategic and hands-on support.”
“I firmly believe that having a wealth of knowledge without sharing is a waste of all the experiences that led to that knowledge. Being a part of the Y allows me to share back my knowledge and experiences to help others.”
Robins Kaplan, LLP
“I grew up on the north side. I want to do what I can to support a vibrant community for all the youth in the area.”
Osterbauer Law Firm
“I live a few blocks from the branch and want to see the neighborhood kids have a better future.”
Brooklyn Center STEAM School
Select Advantage Properties, LLC
Isreal Moses IV
Director of Integrated Care, Better Futures MN
“I am inspired by the opportunity to serve the youth here on the north side of Minneapolis.”
“I am inspired to serve this one-of-a-kind organization that is devoted to helping youth and teaching them life skills.”
The Sanneh Foundation
Christopher Webley, Jr.
OTHER ACTIVE MEMBERS (Not pictured)
Brick X Brick, LLC
Ernst & Young
“I strongly believe in the principle of stewardship and I enjoy working with a committed and talented team to help build a better future for the community's youth”
Best Buy Co.