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ACHIEVERS
Teen Mentoring & College/Career Readiness Program

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. The Achievers program incorporates teen focused leadership curriculum from the world-renowned Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina.

"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

Activities Include: 
Teen Internships
Youth and Government
Leadership & Mentoring
Drone Flight Experience
SAT Preparation
College Tours
Future Summit

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.

Cost: $50

You must complete and submit two forms in order to finalize registration. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

              

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2021-2022 Achievers Leadership and STEM Series Schedule

Note: Leadership Sessions are the first Saturday of each month from 10am - 1pm. STEM Sessions are the third Saturday of each month from 10am - 1pm.

August
August 14, 10am - 1pm - Leadership Session: Values & Actions (What is an Achiever)

September
September 4, 10am - 1pm  - Leadership Session: Team Formation (Achiever Leadership Hiking Experience)
September 18, 10am - 1pm - STEM Session: Drone & Flight Technology

October
October 2, 10am - 1pm - Leadership Session: Recognizing Other's Values (Resume Building & Financial Literacy)
October 16, 10am - 1pm - STEM Session: 3D Printing & Engineering

November
November 6, 10am - 1pm - Leadership Session: Conflict Conversations (Equity and Inclusion)
November 20, 10am - 1pm - STEM Session: Aquaponic Gardening

December
December 4, 10am - 1pm - Leadership Session: Public Speaking (Advocacy)
December 18, 10am - 1pm - STEM Session: Aquaponic Gardening

January
January 8, 10am - 1pm - Leadership Session: Connecting Inspiration and Vision (College Prep)
January 17, 10am - 1pm - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Day of Service

 


Serving the Greensboro, Jamestown, Eden and Reidsville, NC, areas, we ensure there is a College Prep Program near you. If you're interested in the YMCA Achievers Program, you must complete and submit two forms in order to finalize registration. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

We're so excited to be part of this important step in your teen’s life!