Tom Glenn portrays many characteristics that a local hero should have. He is hard working and dedicated to making the YMCA a better place. He is well known to the community as someone who puts others before himself, and the youth and college students really look up to him. Tom was honored to be chosen as a local hero because he sees a local hero as "someone who takes the time to change someone's life in a positive way." He is a very humble person and was surprised when he was chosen to be a local hero.
There is not one specific definition of a "Local Hero." Everyone has their own views of the characteristics that a "Local Hero" should have. Our Local Heroes class has focused on finding a Local Hero and explaining why they are a Local Hero.