Teen Achievers

Teen Achievers Program

The YMCA’s Teen Achievers program is designed to boost academic achievement and career success for high school youth, creating confident youth and stronger communities. The Teen Achievers program equips high school teens with the skills they need to graduate from post-secondary institutions and successfully enter the workforce.

Achievers programs have grown to serve students from a variety of cultures and financial backgrounds, and provide teens with insight into how to navigate the process to secondary education and career success. The program also gives teens positive role models from their own community. The program provides all students the opportunity to network in a like-minded program and bond with peers to push each other toward success.


College Prep

College preparation or “readiness” programming helps teens set and achieve high educational and professional standards, and exposes them to diverse career options they may otherwise not have encountered. College prep positively impacts high school graduation rates and successful entry into higher education. YMCA Achievers offers teens targeted sessions which include:

  • Learning communities
  • Financial literacy
  • SAT/ACT preparation
  • College Tours
  • Specialized career and academic workshops
  • Affirming cultural events

“Before, I was looking [for colleges] inside of Harrisburg; now, I’m starting to see what’s on the outside.”

Spring 2017 College Tour!

Dates: April 2018

Join the Teen Achievers of the Camp Curtin YMCA on our Annual College Tour! Students will explore college facilities and dormitories, dine at the university cafeterias, meet with Admissions Counselors and hear first-hand experience from current college students.  A 2017 Teen Achiever stated, “Before, I was looking [for colleges] inside of Harrisburg; now, I’m starting to see what’s on the outside.”

The Camp Curtin YMCA is already gearing up for another year of exposing inner-city youth to a world of possibilities! Last year, our students visited North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Spelman University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse University, Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Xavier University, Dillard University, Louisiana State University, and Tulane University. Get a glimpse of what college holds in store for you with our 2018 Spring College Tour!

Cost: $375 – includes transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, and recreational activities. 

For more information, please contact The Camp Curtin YMCA at 717-238-9622.
Camp Curtin YMCA | 2135 North 6th St | Harrisburg, PA 17110

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