The YMCA's Youth Achievers is a youth mentoring program for kids in elementary and middle school who will learn culturally sensitive curriculum.
The YMCA Youth Achievers Program helps youth gain a sense of self, build character, and develop cultural competence skills. Many youth who participate in the Youth Achievers Program elect to participate in the YMCA Black Achievers Program when they enter high school.
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When you feel good about yourself, you have the courage to try new things and have new experiences.
The Y offers programs that mentor teens and young adults by exposing them to leadership opportunities.
The Y is a friendly, inclusive, and safe place for your child to expand their social skills and make lifelong friendships.
Children gain the confidence they need to try new things, make new friends, and do well in school.
- Sessions take place at the Chestnut Street Family YMCA
Monthly on Saturdays at 9 a.m. during the program year. Please contact the branch for location information and detailed scheduling.
Starting at $65
Kindergarten through eighth grades
Financial assistance is available. Some participants may be eligible to have their full program fee waived through designated grants funding. Complete the application (PDF) and program registration form and return to the Black Achievers office.
The elementary school cluster is for grades K-5.
Middle school cluster is for grades 6-8. The middle school cluster is also especially designed to teach life skills, encourage leadership development and prepare youth not just for high school, but for life as well.
Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration.
If no sessions are available for registration, please contact the branch to learn when the next session is scheduled.
The YMCA Youth Achievers Spring Break Mini College Tour and Day Trip is a one-day experience for youth ages 7-14 in the YMCA Youth Achievers Program who are not yet eligible for the week-long high school tour. Younger achievers get an early exposure to possible academic interests and will learn more about themselves. Youth will have the opportunity to build relationships with their peers and adult leaders through a variety of college and career readiness, STEM, and cultural enrichment activities.
Open to youth ages 7-14 years who are current participants in the YMCA Youth Achievers Program.
2023 MINI COLLEGE TOUR AND DAY TRIP DETAILS
YMCA Youth Achievers 2023 Spring Break Mini College Tour and Day Trip will take place April 1, 2023. Trip will include a campus visit to a college in Nashville, Tennessee area and other scheduled activities. Details about specific participating college and scheduled group activities will be shared as more information becomes available.
Cost is $50 per person and includes meals and activities for the trip. Participants must already be enrolled in the YMCA Youth Achievers Program.
Youth Achievers are offered social emotional enrichment, academic enrichment, community service projects and special events that include:
- Mentorship from professional role models
- Leader in Me Workshops
- Health and wellness
- Financial literacy activities
- STEM activities
- Mini-college Tours
- College and career fair
- Educational and entertaining field trips
- Community service projects
- Multicultural experiences
- Special YMCA events
No scholastic requirement to enroll.
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