February 28, 2019
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 1522
11:30 AM Networking Lunch
12:15 PM Awards Program
About David J. Johns:
David J. Johns is known for his passion, public policy acumen and fierce advocacy for youth. He is an enthusiast about equity—leveraging his time, talent and treasures to address the needs of individuals and communities often neglected and ignored. A recognized thought leader and social justice champion. In September 2017, David became the Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organization, that works to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ bias and stigma.
The Y Achievers program of the YMCA of the USA is an academic achievement/career development initiative purposed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
At the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Y ACHIEVERS expands on this goal by providing developmentally based, extracurricular team mentorship and workshop activities, designed to give youth the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond.
Y Achievers EXCEL Award
- Jerry MacCleary, Covestro
Y Achievers GROW Award
- Bank of New York Mellon
Y Achievers LEARN Award
- Dejuan Smith, Sterrett Classical Academy
- Brianna Ewell, Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School
- Raven Diggs-Thompson, Imani Christian Academy
- TreVaughn Nelson, Woodland Hills Junior High School