TEEN PROGRAMS

2016 Y Achievers Program

In partnership with The Westfield Area Y, we offer the Y Achievers program which, inspires youth in high school throughout Union County to become leaders in their community and achieve academic excellence.

The College Readiness program develops positive sense of self, raises academic standards, develops life skills, offers college and career guidance, and provides positive role models.

The program connects teens with knowledgeable mentors that offer valuable academic enrichment and career development support. A network of career resources and college preparation tools will be accessible to the teens in order to encourage them to reach success and achieve their goals.

The Y Achievers Program encourages a full cycle of support by encouraging teens to achieve college success and encouraging them to teach others as well.  Through our program participants become leaders and role models in their own right, and give back to the community.

The program includes: professional tutoring, SAT Prep, college readiness, resume/college essay writing workshops, career development, community service projects, mentoring, opportunities for professional shadowing, college fairs/tours, YMCA Teen Membership, FAFSA/Scholarship workshops and life skills training.  College scholarships are available to the participating high school graduates of the program who qualify.

Click here for the  Achievers Brochure program flyer.

Contact Information:
Nadya Lawrence
yblack.achievers@gmail.com
nlawrence@westfieldynj.org
908-456-6409

or

Janice A. Carthens
jcarthens@westfieldynj.org
908-233-2700 ext: 227

or

Carolyn Wellington
cwellington@plainfieldymca.org
908-756-6060 ext: 132

Program Meets:
Wednesday’s 7:00p-8:30p
Locations:
WESTFIELD AREA Y
PLAINFIELD YMCA

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS AREA Y