BELIEVE IN YOUR POTENTIAL
One of the Y’s most beloved programs, Teen Achievers provides area high school students with the guidance and support they need to discover their identities, embrace their passions, and become their best selves.
With the support of the Y’s dedicated Teen and Young Adult staff team, students learn to manage their stress, time, and emotions, and learn about the importance of making confident and wise decisions during their high school years. Through weekly meetings, informative guest speakers, college visits, and monthly workshops, students learn about life after high school and receive the encouragement to, not just complete twelfth grade, but to be truly prepared for whatever comes next.
For additional details, including program benefits and curriculum, please view our Teen Achievers Brochure by clicking below.
We Prepare Youth For Beyond High School
2022-23 SCHOOL SITES
The Greater Joliet Area YMCA’S Teen Achievers school based programs are offered from October-May in partnership with the following area high schools:
Joliet Central High School (Meet Wednesdays from 3:20-4:20 p.m. in Room 289)
Joliet West High School (Meet Wednesdays from 3:20-4:20 p.m. in Room B220)
Lockport Township High School (Meet Tuesdays from 2:50-3:50 p.m. in The Port/East Campus)
Minooka High School (Meet Tuesdays from 3:05-4:05 p.m. in Room 115)
Morris Community High School (Meet Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m., location TBD)
Plainfield Central High School (Meet 2:15-3:15 p.m., day/location TBD)
Plainfield East High School (Meet Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 424)
Plainfield North High School (Meet 2:15-3:15 p.m., day/location TBD)
Plainfield South High School (Meet Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 326)
Students in our Teen Achievers program are encouraged to apply for college scholarships. For more information on scholarship opportunities from local schools and organizations, click below:
To learn more about joining Teen Achievers, attend a meeting at your local high school, or contact:
Stephen Franklin, Teen REACH and Teen Achievers Program Director
(815) 744-3939, ext. 315
This program is generously supported by the United Way of Will County, Midland States Bank, the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission, the JCPenney Foundation, Exxon Mobil and Will County State’s Attourney James Glasgow.