Kids & Teens
Why we need Y Achievers
The Achievers Program opens doors for students seeking information and access to colleges and rewarding career options. Through its network of dedicated and highly successful Adult Achievers (mentors), the Achievers Program helps to level the playing field for kids in under resourced schools and communities so they can see and experience the actions they must take to gain access to and excel at the next level.
Y Achievers is a national academic achievement and career development initiative of the YMCA of the USA purposed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
Adult mentorship is by far the biggest asset of Y Achievers. Adult Achievers provide an invaluable connection between the corporate world and the local community by developing and conducting programming that allows participants to become linked to education, business and industry.
Adult Achievers lead the implementation of workshops and other activities geared toward helping program participants improve their knowledge of the college-going process, personal/professional etiquette, public speaking and other topics within the five programmatic focus areas — academics, college knowledge, positive relationships, life skills & positive identity. Adult Achievers also assist in the design and implementation of workshops and projects related to specific careers of interest or expertise.
Learn more about the Y Achievers program today. Discover your path and ready yourself for your future. Contact Jamil. Booker for more information
Youth & Family Coordinator
724.658.4766 ext. 31