Lexington, Kentucky (January 6, 2021) – The YMCA of Central Kentucky is reminding interested students, grades 6-12, that registration for their Black Achievers Virtual Program, which resumes on January 9, is now open for registration.
YMCA Achievers is a nationally known college and career readiness program aimed to support student's higher education and career goals.
The YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers program serves students through dedicated volunteers, educational institutions, corporate sponsors, and community partners who support the program through time, talents, and treasures.
Founded in 1985, Black Achievers continues to support youth in academics, career exploration & planning, mentoring, and post-secondary support. Participants develop relationships, build character, and interact with professionals who serve as role models to inspire them to pursue their dreams.
Black Achievers program goals include:
The Black Achievers program meets virtually on the second and fourth Saturday of the month and provides a variety of opportunities:
“Black Achievers has played such a critical role in the lives of our young people of color for thirty-five years,” said Jessica Berry, vice president of mission advancement for the YMCA of Central Kentucky. “Black Achievers instills students with confidence and provides valuable resources that help them cultivate their talents, discover untapped potential, and focus their passions to help make their personal, academic, and professional dreams a reality.”
To register for the upcoming Black Achievers Virtual Program, please click here.
For more information on the program, please email [email protected]. The YMCA of Central Kentucky offers financial assistance to families who qualify.
To learn more about the YMCA of Central Kentucky, please visit www.ymcacky.org.