Now, more than ever, we must continue to bring people together, find common ground and bridge divides in service of a better us. And here at the Y, we know that can start with something as simple as striking up a conversation with someone you've just met.

This October, the Y encourages members, volunteers, staff and the community to meet someone new and discover what you have in common. Then, sap a selfie with someone new, post it on your social media profile, and please remember to include the hashtag #SelfieWithSomeoneNew and tag the Fox Valley Family YMCA! Together, we can inspire others – in our community and across the country – to come together for a better us.