LEXINGTON, Ky. – Registration is open for the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s Black Achievers Virtual Program, for grades 6-12. The program resumes Jan. 9.
YMCA Achievers is a nationally known college and career readiness program aimed to support student’s higher education and career goals.
The program serves students through dedicated volunteers, educational institutions, corporate sponsors and community partners who support the program through time, talents and treasures.
Founded in 1985, Black Achievers continues to support youth in academics, career exploration and planning, mentoring and post-secondary support. Participants develop relationships, build character, and interact with professionals who serve as role models to inspire them to pursue their dreams.
Black Achievers program goals include:
- Improved academics: The program provides access to high-quality enrichment opportunities, tutoring, skill building and social/emotional support.
- Life options: The program exposes middle and high school students to careers in arts and communications, business, computer science and web design, education, engineering, law and government, health and medical.
- Developmental assets: The program provides youth with resources to increase internal and external assets including positive experiences and student development.
- Relationships: Black Achievers helps establish meaningful and long-term relationships among program participants and positive adults within the community.
The Black Achievers program meets virtually on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
“Black Achievers has played such a critical role in the lives of our young people of color for thirty-five years,” said Jessica Berry, vice president of mission advancement for the YMCA of Central Kentucky. “Black Achievers instills students with confidence and provides valuable resources that help them cultivate their talents, discover untapped potential, and focus their passions to help make their personal, academic and professional dreams a reality.”
Click here to register for the upcoming Black Achievers Virtual Program.