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.

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 or to get involved with the program, email Susan Perkins

Achievers Summit: Career and College Connections

CDYMCA Black and Latino Achievers Summit for Middle and High Schoolers and Their Families

Register Here

Sunday, November 13, 2022

SCI 369
The College of St. Rose
432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
12:30 – 4:30 pm
For 7th-12th graders and their parents

Please join us for the Capital District YMCA’s Black and Latino Achievers Career and College Connections Summit.

Students will create career biographies and discuss writing strategies for college essays, ending the day with a tour and hike of a local preserve. Transportation will be provided with completion of registration/permission slips; light refreshments will be served.

Hosted by the College of St. Rose in partnership with the Albany Chapter Adirondack Mountain Club.

Email for additional details.