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 conversations, informative guest speakers, and college visits, 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.
We Prepare Youth For Beyond High School
The Greater Joliet Area YMCA’S Teen Achievers program is offered on site at the following area high schools (Registration cost is $25 for facility members, $50 for community members):
Joliet West High School
Tuesdays, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Joliet Central High School
Wednesdays, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Morris Community High School
Tuesdays, from 3-4 p.m.
Plainfield Central High School
Wednesdays, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Plainfield South High School
Thursdays, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
TA2 TEEN ACHIEVERS ASSEMBLY
Building upon the successes of the Y’s school-based Teen Achievers programs, Teen Achievers Assembly (TA2) provides area high schools students with an alternate evening program at the Galowich Family YMCA in Joliet. TA2 is open to all area high school students.
To learn more about joining Teen Achievers, please contact:
Erin Lightbody, Youth Development Operations Director
(815) 726-3939, ext. 311
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.
Participants in Teen Achievers have access to innovative programming throughout the school year, including:
- Tutoring and mentoring support
- Leadership development opportunities
- Career exploration and empowerment workshops
- In-state and out-of-state college tours
- College and scholarship application tips/practice
- Career fairs
- Test and notetaking tips
- Stress and time management
- Interview tips for jobs and scholarships
- Workplace tours and job shadowing opportunities
- Soft-skills and job-related training
- Money management
- Personal and professional relationship management
- Networking opportunities
- Community involvement and service projects
- Friendship, fellowship and much more!