Achievers, A Diversity Program for Grades 6-12
The Achievers program is a national YMCA program that is designed to encourage minority youth to set and achieve high educational and professional goals. The program was started in 1971 by Dr. Leo Marsh at the Harlem Branch YMCA, in New York City, and is now operating in many YMCAs throughout the United States.
The YMCA of Hagerstown Achievers program provides educational and career opportunities to students in 6th—12th grade. The program instills positive social values, and ignites the thirst for knowledge. Students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential by participating in educational forums and interacting with positive role models.
The primary group activities for the youth of the Achievers Program takes place on alternating Sundays from 3—5 pm at the YMCA throughout the school year in Cluster meetings. Cluster Sessions provide students with exposure to academics, leadership, career opportunities and life skills. Clusters can include the following pending adult Leadership.
- Arts and Culture
- Computers and Technology
- Law and Government
Financial Aid available for those who apply and qualify.
Youth And Government
The Hagerstown YMCA is looking for Teachers and Students interested in the complete Government Experience. YMCA Youth and Government is a Statewide program designed for children ages 8th through 12th grade, that want to become involved in learning about Maryland State Government.
This program is a 6 month – program designed to teach students the procedures of Bill writing and debate. You will have the opportunity to write, debate, and defend your bill on a statewide basis with over 200 hundred other High School students throughout Maryland.
This program also has a three day stay in Annapolis where the General assembly will take place.
For more information click here for Staff Directory and look for Youth Program Director.
Counselors in Training
A summer Camp leadership opportunity for High School Students. SSL hours are awarded. Please see Camp Information for more details.
For specific questions or concerns, such as Registration Dates and Prices, please click here for staff directory.