Overview: The Achievers Program began in 1971 at the Harlem Branch YMCA of Greater New York (The Minority Achievers in Business and Industry Program). The Youth Achievers in Hartford has been in existence for over a decade. Since 2004, over 600 students have participated in the Hartford, CT Y Achievers program.
For kids ages 10-18. The Y-Achievers program exposes participants to present and future educational and career opportunities. The program is designed to help students reach their full potential by teaching positive social values and igniting students’ thirst for knowledge. Adults from the community are invited to come and participate as role models. We also strive to empower participants’ families to assist students in reaching their goals.
The program typically serves 80–100 youth, and historically all graduating seniors from our Y-Achievers Program have attended college. We also have a parent achiever component, which consists of 30 parents who meet twice monthly to discuss homeownership, finance, living-wills, credit, education, health, entrepreneurship and more.
Registration is now Open !
This program runs November – April , but we accept applicants throughout the year on an individual basis. Free program to members and program participants.
November 6th – First Session Begins, feel free to register in-person
5th -6th Building Character Communicating
Through the World of Multi-Media
7th Entrepreneurship/Fun & Finance
8th Science & Technology
9th -12th Youth & Government
11th -12th Y-Academy
• Parents – Parent Academy