How well do you know the NAC Youth Programs staff? Each week we will be highlighting a different instructor, coordinator, or manager from the youth programs department to help you get to know our team! Want to nominate your favorite youth programs instructor? Fill out the form below!
Meet Youth Programs Manager Kelly Harley! Kelly recently joined the Newtown Athletic Club Youth Programs team earlier this year as the recreational gymnastics coordinator. After working hard and showing her commitment to the programs here at the NAC, Kelly recently took over the new role as Youth Programs Manager. In this role, Kelly works with Amanda Brown to ensure our Youth Programs are the best in the area. She focuses primarily on gymnastics, Kids Club and developing our special needs program–FITfinity. Kelly also works with our instructors to ensure that your child is receiving the best instruction we can provide. In the past, Kelly coached middle school gymnastics, managed a women’s health club, and was the director of a preschool.
Get to know Kelly!
1. What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is interacting, instructing , and helping children to be active! It is truly rewarding to do this on a daily basis!
2. What do you miss most about being a kid?
I miss the ” not a care in the world” days filled with playing with friends for hours on end.
3. What is your favorite game?
My favorite table game is Mah-jong. My favorite outdoor game is still kickball, which was my favorite as a child.
4. What is your favorite season and why?
My absolute favorite season is Fall by far! I love when the trees change color, the nights and mornings are cool, and the days are warm. I love traditional fall activities like apple and pumpkin picking and hayrides. I also love going to the beach in the early fall, because the ocean is still warm. My #1 reason, is Halloween–my favorite holiday!
5. What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is raising (and continuously raising) my two children to be respectful, polite, compassionate, and patient individuals, ready at any giving moment to lend a hand to a person in need.
6. If you could go back in time, who would you want to spend a day with?
If I could go back in time, I would spend a day with Jesus.
7. What is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to?
The coolest place I traveled to was Venice Beach, California!