YMCA Y Achievers Program - Learn, Grow, Excel.
Y Achievers is a national college achievement and career development program with a purpose to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.

The YMCA of Greater Boston intentionally introduces teens in grades 7-12 to professionals who guide them through experiences - ranging from civic engagement, community service projects, and academic support - that readies them for life after high school, In Y Achievers, students make new friends, learn healthy lifestyle choices, and prepare for their future.

As a signature program of the YMCA of Greater Boston, we are able to reach students from every major Boston neighborhood, with the majority of youth program participants residing in Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, East Boston, Brighton or Mattapan.

Program Objectives:

  • Expose youth to career and college knowledge through the lens of professionals who look like them. We believe that children cannot aspire to be what they cannot see.
  • Help youth develop individual talents, a positive sense of self, and leadership ability.
  • Motivate participants to raise academic performance, succeed in school, and gain marketable skills.

2019-2020 Calendar