Pittsburgh Y Achievers

YMCA Y Achievers Program - Learn, Grow, Excel.

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Y Achievers is a national academic achievement and career development initiative of the YMCA of the USA purposed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.

The Pittsburgh chapter of Y Achievers intentionally introduces teens in grades 7-12 to professionals who guide them through experiences - ranging from civic engagement, community service projects, and academic support - that ready them for life after high school, In Y Achievers, students make new friends, learn healthy lifestyle choices, and prepare for their future.

Program Objectives:

  • Expose youth to career and college knowledge through the lens of professionals who look like them. We believe that children cannot aspire to be what they cannot see.
  • Help youth develop individual talents, a positive sense of self, and leadership ability.
  • Motivate participants to raise academic performance, succeed in school, and gain marketable skills.

For more information regarding the program, please contact

Jose A. Diaz, MSW

Director, Hope For All & Y Achievers


7140 Bennett Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

(P) 412-436-0524

(E) [email protected] (W) www.ymcapgh.org


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