Ms. Jessica, Marcela, Vera, Arthur Smith, Michelle, Ava and Ms. Jennifer

Photography by ChiChi Ubiña

Arthur Smith, Director of Youth Programs Childhood Education Department at the YWCA Greenwich has put together a fun group of young ladies, along with his team from the Y to participate in the Walk the Walk Against Domestic Violence. In honor of the YWCA Greenwich turning 101 this year, they are helping to mark the occasion by walking 100 miles throughout the month of September and October and are joining the socially distanced walk for their final mile on October 4th at Bruce Park.

                                                       Ms. Jessica, Arthur Smith, and Ms. Jennifer

Please join this group by registering as a walker and ask friends and family to support you with a per mile donation. Funds raised by this event will support YWCA Greenwich’s Domestic Abuse Services. For more information and to register, visit ywcagrn.org/walkthewalk.

LOOK caught up with Arthur and his team before one of their after school walks and enjoyed this fun interview with them.

Michelle Castro

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother and 1 sister

What do you love most about the YWCA? The classroom teachers and fun activities

What grade are you in? 4th grade

Are you going to school? Virtual? Or half and half? Yes

What’s your favorite subject? Science

What’s always in your school bag? Colorful erasers

What’s your favorite song? “Backseat Driver” by TobyMac

                                                     Marcela and Michelle

What’s your favorite
-Movie – The Lorax
-Song and artist – “You Say” by Lauren Daigle

Do you have a favorite sport or workout? Swimming

What’s your favorite food? Rice, plantains, and chicken

Marcela

How many siblings do you have? 1 sister

Pets and their names: My dog in Brazil, its name is Jaja

What do you love most about the YWCA? Camp and Mr. Arthur because he is fun

What grade are you in? 4th grade

Are you going to school? Virtual? Or half and half? Yes, in person

What’s your favorite subject? Writing

What’s always in your school bag? My iPad

What’s your favorite song? “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara

What’s your favorite movie? My Girl

Do you have a favorite sport or workout? Soccer

What’s your favorite food? Pizza

Ava Perez

How many siblings do you have? 1 half sister

                                                                     Vera and Ava

Pets and their names: My dog, Ollie

What do you love most about the YWCA? Everything and cooking 

What grade are you in? 6th grade

Are you going to school? Virtual? Or half and half? Full time

What’s your favorite subject? Art

What’s always in your school bag? Laptop, pencil and binder

What’s your favorite song? “Bang!” by AJR

What’s your favorite
-Movie – The Croods
-Song and artist – “Bang!” by AJR

Do you have a favorite sport or workout? – Basketball

What’s your favorite food? – Nutella calzone