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For Youth Development
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Black Achievers Program

Did you know the YMCA of Central Virginia nurtures the potential of teens, through our Black Achievers Program?
The Black Achievers Program is to help all young people pursue and reach their dreams of a higher education and professional career.

Expose students to diverse college and career options
Raise academic standards of youth by aiding more teens to graduate from high school and attend and graduate from an accredited college
Provide role models of various professional fields whose success and knowledge will inspire youth to set and achieve goals
Create channels for community involvement by business and industry
Help youth develop a positive sense of self
Build character
Recognize and promote excellence


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.