The YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers program serves all youth, grades 6-12, and is designed to develop future leadership potential and encourage youth to pursue higher educational and career goals.
Founded in 1985, Black Achievers continues to support youth in academics, mentoring, and post-secondary success through dedicated business and community volunteers who support the program giving of their time, talents and treasures.
Black Achievers meets within various schools during "Achievers Clubs" and on Saturdays during monthly "Teen Summits". The program provides a robust curriculum that includes:
Scholarships are provided to senior participants who opt-in and complete our scholarship process and serve a number of years in the program. These cash awards provide students with the support they need to meet post-secondary goals, and are provided through the generous support of individual donations and corporate sponsors who believe in our mission.
In addition to generous donations, corporate sponsorships allow for businesses and organizations to nominate successful role models who volunteer their time and talents as Adult Achievers for the school year. Adult Achievers are recognized for their professional skills, program support and desire to give back to the community.
For more information, please contact Vice President of Mission Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so grateful to all of our community partners who have committed to share their time, talents, and treasures with our Achievers. We will begin looking for volunteer support in the Spring 2023.
Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now closed. Please check back in Spring for new enrollment year.
If you would like additional information on our Achievers Program, please email email@example.com. We will offer financial assistance to families who qualify.