Today’s Achievers Are Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Capital District YMCA offers a free and unique program for teens in junior high and high school.

Our Black & Latino Achievers Program welcomes students from all backgrounds, and helps them develop skills, raise their academic standards, graduate from high school and focus on career goals. Download the registration packet!

 “The Black & Latino Achievers Program is a place where I can show my leadership skills and learn new ones. I have learned to listen to other people’s ideas and consider them when having a discussion or debate. The Achievers Program has helped me learn to become a better person both in my school and my community.”
-Konrad Odhiambo, Guilderland High School 2012

Members of the Achievers Program are provided with the opportunity to set exciting career and education goals, and get the help they need to achieve those goals.  Achievers meet new people and try many new, worthwhile experiences including:


  • College and University Tours
  • Workplace Tours
  • Wall Street & New York Stock Exchange


  • College Financial A
  • Résumé and Interview Skills
  • Financial Literacy


  • Achievers Recognition Banquet
  • Latino Youth Conference
  • Northeast Regional Teen Summit


  • College Scholarship Program
  • Finance Program
  • Internship Program
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Program
  • Youth Leadership Program
  • Business Program

To Find an Achievers Program near you call 518.869.3500 x 9908.