At the Y, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to discover who they are and all that they can achieve. The Y TeenAchievers Program is a national college and career readiness program, delivered by the Y, which supports 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 and The Five Pillars to deliver a high-quality college and career readiness program with measurable outcomes.

A Message From Our Students

Teen achievers

Teens in Y Achievers meet twice a month throughout the year and participate in a variety of college prep and leadership development activities that include:

  • SAT/ACT prep workshops
  • Study skills/time management
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Financial management
  • Team-building opportunities
  • Community service and learning projects
  • Monthly local college tours
  • World of Work event
  • Overnight retreat


Registration for the 2023-2024 Y Achievers program is open. There is no fee to participate. All Achievers recieve a free Y membership.



Each year scholarships are given to help high-achieving students attend a high school, college, or university. The scholarships give our students the confidence and courage they need to continue to do well in school and the assurance that their community cares about and supports them. Additionally, a portion of the scholarship fund is set aside to help teens participate in enriching Y programs.


To learn more about the Y’s Teen Achievers Program and how you can get involved as a teen or adult achiever, reconnect as an Achiever alum, or if you represent a company interested in supporting the YMCA Achievers program, please contact our Teen Achievers Director at teenachievers@ymcamke.org.

Portia, Adult Achiever
We’ve built some phenomenal relationships. 100% of our seniors graduated and they’re going onto college or they’re going into the military.