The YMCA Achievers Program is data-driven and strategically designed to develop individual talents and leadership skills, and prepare teens for life beyond high school. With a focus on 8th-12th graders, our goal is to support high school graduation, prepare teens for college and begin exploring career possibilities. Through a multi-faceted approach, Y Achievers incorporates the engagement framework of the Five Pillars and the Y Achievers Curriculum, based on the University of Chicago's 6 to 16.
"As a parent, the Achievers helped me be better prepared to support my son in the next steps for social and academic success in high school, college and life." -Margaret, Y Achievers Mom
Criteria & Enrollment: Youth must be in grades eight through twelve to enroll. There are no scholastic requirements to enroll. Enrollment is held June through September. Application must be returned to Hayes-Taylor. Parent signatures are needed, and report card is required for confidential data-tracking purposes.