YMCA of Greater Louisville

Chestnut Street Family YMCA

930 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40203 502 587 7405
  • Monday — Sunday 5 AM - 10 PM

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 9-12 to pursue high educational and career goals so that they can reach their fullest potential.

2020-2021 PROGRAM TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

Due to COVID-19, all program sessions will be held virtually via Zoom this year. Please see the program calendar below for dates & times. If your child need access to a computer or tablet please contact our office.

REGISTER FOR THE 2020-2021 SESSION

Financial assistance is available. Complete the application (PDF) and program registration form and return to the Black Achievers office.

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

View the 2020-2021 Achievers Program Calendar (PDF)


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
  • 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 and our Law & Government Cluster.


CRITERIA & ENROLLMENT

We serve teens in grades 9-12. Registration includes a Youth Membership to the Chestnut Street Family YMCA (some additional fees may apply). No scholastic requirement to enroll.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are a crucial part of our programs – mentoring and guiding our students to become who they are destined to be. Interested in volunteering? View our volunteer opportunities (PDF) and complete a volunteer application (PDF) and send to Brianna Rogers, brogers@ymcalouisville.org.

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