Every year the Weekley Family YMCA recognizes an outstanding volunteer for generosity of spirit, hard work and compassion for others. This year, the YMCA has awarded that honor to Jenz Arias.
Arias was presented with his award at the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Annual Celebration held recently at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. Arias joined 41 other honorees, each representing an individual YMCA center, camp or special program. All of the award winners were greeted with a standing ovation by the audience after being handed a solid bronze sculpture custom-made by Katy artist David Mattiza.
As a YMCA Head Volunteer, Arias spends an overwhelming amount of volunteer hours preparing for computer class for adults, the Teen and Youth Club activities and Faith Sharing Classes.
“It is rewarding working with an organization that is helping to enrich the lives of the children and their families of all cultures, religion and unique background in mind, spirit and heart,” said Arias. “I hope to continue helping in the success of the Oaks YMCA Outreach Center and see it become a major resource for the community of the Oaks.”
“The YMCA exists to help people and communities reach their fullest potential. We can’t do that alone,” said YMCA President and CEO Clark Baker. “Our volunteers are invaluable. Their caring, generosity and leadership can transform lives, and that’s what we’re all about.”
For more information about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA, visit www.ymcahouston.org.