DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, teens learn values and positive behaviors and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential.
The YMCA’s Teen Achievers program provides students with inspiration and guidance in setting goals to graduate from high school. Through vital partnerships with area high schools, Teen Achievers teaches students to believe in themselves and strive for success.
WE PREPARE YOUTH FOR LIFE BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL
Teen Achievers meets weekly in your school, from October through May. Additional programming is offered on select Saturdays.
Joliet West High School
Tuesdays, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Joliet Central High School
Wednesdays, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Plainfield South High School
Thursdays, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Participants in Teen Achievers have access to innovative programming throughout the school year, including:
- Tutoring and mentoring support
- Leadership development opportunities
- Career and empowerment workshops
- In-state and out-of-state college tours
- College and career fairs
- Test and notetaking tips
- Stress and time management
- Interview tips for jobs and scholarships
- Workplace tours and job shadowing opportunities
- Friendship, fellowship and much more!
To learn more about joining Teen Achievers, please contact:
Kelsey Kruel, Teen & Young Adult Advancement Manager
(815) 726-3939, ext. 420