This is a good place for students in high school or college. They have flexible hours and shifts for young people. It is also a good place for adults who are looking for a full time job, if you are lucky enough that one opens up (upstairs). However, it is clear that the money at this nonprofit stays at the top and does not trickle down to part time employees. After being there for over 5 years I now make more in a retail store that I have been at for about a year, that does not require much effort, whereas at the YMCA I am in charge of people's lives, their children, and am required to attend multiple mandatory meetings and trainings a year, with no significant pay increase over the 5+ years I have been there.