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The Y Achievers Program

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be accepted beginning in August 2015.

The YMCA Achievers program of the YMCA of the USA is an academic achievement/career development initiative purposed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.

At the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Y ACHIEVERS expands on this goal by providing developmentally based, extracurricular team mentorship and workshop activities, designed to give 5th—12th grade youth the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond.

5th – 6th Grades – Youth Achievers

7th – 8th Grades – Tourist Achievers

9th – 10th Grades – Teen Achievers

11th – 12th Grades – Future Leaders Achievers

Meeting Times

Program runs October 2015 – June 2016.

Programing for 5th-8th grade students meet bi-weekly at all YMCA branches.
Programming for 9th-12th grade students takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month beginning October continuing until June. The meeting location is Villanova University.

Why We Need Y Achievers

Research shows that teens are more motivated to success academically when encouraged and guided by adults.  The Y Achievers program addresses these issues by pairing students with successful role models and providing academic and career-related mentoring and support services.

Contact us

K. Brent Hill
Association Y-Achievers Director

Jennifer Thompkins
Program Director
215-235-6440 ext. 1729