George considers himself as a “Y kid”. As an Evanston native, he started coming to the McGaw YMCA as a child for the after school program. He also participated in the youth basketball league and swim lessons.
George began his career with McGaw YMCA in the summer of 2016. In 2017, he was promoted to Manager of School Age programs with a special focus on Summer Day Camp. George loves camp because it is a chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine!
George has many years’ experience working with children and youth. He enjoys inspiring young poeple and serving as a positive role model. “I always knew I wanted to work with youth and stay involved in the community,” George said. “I just imagine 10 or 15 years from now, when I see the kids I work with now all grown up, they’ll still say, ‘Hey it’s Mr. George!'”
This summer, George is looking forward to reconnecting with returning families, and meeting new ones! Have a question for George, or just want to say hello? Email him at Georgew@mcgawymca.org
Fun Fact: His favorite camp song is “Pizza Man”, and his favorite game is “Squat Ball”.