YMCA of Greater Louisville

Chestnut Street Family YMCA

930 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40203 502 587 7405 Se habla español: 502 813 7950
  • Monday — Friday 6:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Sunday 9:00AM - 6:00PM

YMCA BLACK ACHIEVERS

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through our YMCA Black Achievers program, we do just that. We motivate teens in grades 8-12 to pursue high educational and career goals so that they can reach their fullest potential.

The 40th Annual YMCA Black Achievers Awards Celebration is set for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Churchill Downs on Millionaire’s Row. 


This year’s keynote speaker is Gerron Hurt, a Louisville Native, school teacher, and Master Chef award winner. Learn more about our keynote speaker, as well as our Youth and Adult Achievers of the Year.

Mark your calendars now and get your tickets now. For more information or to purchase your tickets to this year’s celebration, contact Lynn Johnson at ljohnson@ymcalouisville.org or 502.587.7405. 

REGISTER FOR THE 2018-19 SESSION

Please contact Lynn Johnson at 502.587.7405 or at ljohnson@ymcalouisville.org for more information and to register.


PURPOSE & HIGHLIGHTS

The Black Achievers program does not exclude based on race, but rather is a multiracial effort to help all teens of color develop to their fullest potential. Our objectives are to help youth view themselves in a positive way, raise academic standards, build character, show students various career options, have role models whose success and knowledge will help inspire and motivate, and provide business and industry leaders the opportunity for community involvement.

We offer leadership training seminars, college enrichment, community service projects and special events that include:

  • ACT/SAT Workshops
  • College Tours
  • Scholarships
  • College & Career Fair
  • Company Work Site Tours
  • Community Service Projects
  • Black History Showcase
  • Kwanzaa Celebration
  • Annual Awards Banquet

CAREER CLUSTERS

We have a variety of career clusters that offer something for everyone. Our clusters grouped as follows: 8th Grade Cluster, Arts Cluster, Business Cluster, Communications Cluster, Computer Cluster, Education Cluster, Engineering Cluster, Health & Medical Cluster, Hospitality Cluster and our Law & Government Cluster.

CRITERIA & ENROLLMENT

We serve teens in grades 8-12. Registration includes a Youth Membership to the Chestnut Street Family YMCA (some additional fees may apply). No scholastic requirement to enroll.

Call 587.7405 to find out how you can volunteer and get involved with this program.

The 40th Annual YMCA Black Achievers Awards Celebration is set for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Churchill Downs on Millionaire’s Row. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Gerron Hurt, a Louisville Native, school teacher, and Master Chef award winner. Learn more about our keynote speaker, as well as our Youth and Adult Achievers of the Year.

Mark your calendars now and get your tickets now. For more information or to purchase your tickets to this year’s celebration, contact Lynn Johnson at ljohnson@ymcalouisville.org or 502.587.7405. 

REGISTER FOR THE 2018-19 SESSION

Please contact Lynn Johnson at 502.587.7405 or at ljohnson@ymcalouisville.org for more information and to register.


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Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.