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YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Y ACHIEVERS

MAPPING YOUR JOURNEY TO POST-SECONDARY SUCCESS

The YMCA Achievers program is a national college readiness program designed to help teens through academic support, career exploration, and mentoring. The Achievers program encourages teens to raise their academic standards and explore diverse college & career options. Teens also develop a positive sense of self, build character, and meet and interact with professionals who serve as role models to inspire them to greater heights. Meetings times, dates, and locations are determined by the school and their advisors.

 

 

OUR MISSION

The central purpose of the Y Achievers Program is to help teens establish and pursue high educational and career goals resulting in high school graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning or successful adoption of a vocation. 

We target schools that have low graduation rates, few college and career readiness resources, and a large percentage of low-SES students. It is crucial that students, particularly in low-income areas, start thinking about their post-secondary options as early as possible so they can enter high school focused on long-term goals.

HOW TO ENROLL

Each teen enrolled in the Y Achievers program will be expected to attend two one-hour sessions per week for 31weeks. These meetings will be centered around the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum which teaches students the skills they need to achieve success. There are different lessons each week covering items such as interview techniques, conflict resolution, developing financial responsibility, visiting colleges, resume writing, completing financial aid applications, and stress management. In addition to these weekly meetings, students will have the opportunity to attend additional events such as a college fair and a college tour. These events will give students the opportunity to listen to guest speakers with experience on a variety of subjects.

The program cost is FREE.

Y Achievers is organized through individual schools that then partner with the YMCA. Click the button below to register your student/school organization:

Register Here

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Click the button to access our 2021-2022 calendar (Events and dates are subject to change):

2021-2022 Calendar

 

Y ACHIEVERS RESOURCES

THE FIVE PILLARS OF ACHIEVERS

Y ACHIEVERS PROGRAM CURRICULUM

 

CONTACT US

Caren Ayala

cayala@ymcadallas.org

 

 

OUR PARTNERS:

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