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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 CDYMCA Achievers Program are provided with the opportunity to set exciting career and education goals and the resources they need to achieve those goals.  Achievers meet new people and try many experiences including:


  • College and University Tours
  • Workplace Tours
  • Wall Street & New York Stock Exchange
  • College Financial Aid
  • Resume and Interview Skills
  • Financial Literacy


  • Achievers Recognition Banquet
  • Latino Youth Conference
  • 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