The YMCA encourages children to achieve great success through physical and mental activities. Designed to emphasize friendship, social responsibilities, and healthy living, the YMCA plays a positive role in shaping youth behavior and attitudes to inspire positive growth and development. YMCA staff teach altruism and benevolence to its young members to mold youths into role model citizens.
Deeply believing in the importance of youth education, Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, actively participates as a board member across various YMCA organizations spanning between Queens and Brooklyn. She has dedicated countless hours and financial resources to ensure that New York City youths are provided with youth development programs, which are shown to have a significant impact on a child's mental and social growth. Committed to instilling positive qualities in the next generation, Gina sponsors and contributes to the YMCA to provide the necessary financial resources required for program operations.
In recognition of her continued support and youth commitment at the Queens Community Ridgewood YMCA, Gina has been selected to receive the Ridgewood YMCA's Community Leader Award. Given to the most impactful participating member, the Community Leader Award celebrates the tremendous efforts of the YMCA's most accomplished members in changing the lives family and youth.
With past recipients of the award including Sen. Joseph Addabbo and New York Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Gina joins her peers in helping to create a better future for New York City youth. Gina plans to continue to support youth programs and only looks to expand her positive influence in the future!