PHOENIX MADERADirector, Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
Phoenix Madera was born and raised in Washington Heights. He grew from being a student athlete as a child and teen, to guiding and molding student athletes as a young adult. Before the Y, Phoenix was an Athletics Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Communications from the University at Albany. Phoenix started at the Y in 2017 as a Group Leader at the after school program at Harbor Heights where he handled all the gym activities. Since then he's worked with seven different Y programs, giving him the opportunity to work with youth of many ages.
With his most recent promotion to Director of Summer Youth Employment Program for Younger Youth, Phoenix is very excited to take on the expanded responsibilities and he looks forward to building a strong SYEP Younger Youth program.
In his down time, Phoenix likes to work out, play sports, watch his favorite teams (New York Yankees, Jets, and Knicks), and eat different types of food.