What many may see as a basketball team, the trained eye will see what is REALLY happening. Youth engaged in our YMCA’s AAU team are certainly involved in high level competition, are winning games, and competing at high levels, but these young people are also learning what it means to have character. They are our YMCA’s “Role Models In Progress”. When they are not practicing, competing, or playing in games, young people involved in YMCA AAU are meeting our neighbors and serving our community. In June, this group served breakfast to a team of volunteers before joining the 161 Task Force Clean Up Team for a morning of cleaning. The teens laugh and joke about some of the things they encountered cleaning up, but all share a pride in community and service.