BLACK AND LATINO ACHIEVERS
The YMCA Black Achievers program is an academic achievement and career development initiative for high school teens.
The purpose of the program is to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals resulting in high school graduation and acceptance into and graduation from an institution of higher learning, and successful entry into a career of their choosing. The high school component will meet soon, once in a general session where there are sessions on a variety of topics related to college preparation and career development, ranging from test-taking skills, SAT Prep, to job readiness.
The Latino Achievers Program addresses the growing group of Hispanic/Latino students by partnering with the WSFCS system and Hispanic and/or bilingual community professionals, whom we call Adult Achievers. A career-based curriculum is used to show students the value and importance of a high school diploma. Students who participate in the Latino Achievers program are more successful in academics, develop emotional and social skills, and maintain positive behaviors. The goal is to spread the message to promote post-secondary/college-going culture among Latinos in Forsyth County and ensure that students graduate from high school and cultivate the necessary soft-skill development to explore post-secondary options.
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