We cultivate success


Achievers is a national college and career readiness program, delivered by the Y for youth enrolled in 7th to 12th grades. This program supports minority students in setting and reaching higher education and career goals. Through a multifaceted approach, Achievers at the Y incorporates the engagement framework of Core Program Components, The Five Pillars, and the 6to16 Curriculum to deliver a high-quality college and career readiness program with measurable outcomes.

The Achievers Program has six goals and objectives:

  • To expose youth to diverse career options
  • To help youth develop a positive sense of self and build character
  • To raise the academic standards of youth
  • To provide youth with role models whose success and knowledge will inspire them to set and reach their goals
  • To create channels for continuing community involvement by business and industry
  • To recognize and promote excellence

What Achievers do to reach these goals:

  • Adult & Peer Mentorship
  • Career Exploration
  • College Tours
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Internships
  • Onsite Career Shadowing & Tours
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Social & Cultural Field Trips
  • Tutoring & Structured Homework Time

The Achievers Program gives youth the chance to develop the career development and life-planning skills that are essential for future success, adults the opportunity to serve as role models for future leaders, and companies the opportunity to support urban youth and enhance their corporate image while investing in the youth of today and building tomorrow’s workforce.


For more information, contact:

Kimberly Lopez
Teen Program Coordinator
(409) 962-6644, ext 210