Sarasota YMCA Achievers gives teens the inspiration they need to succeed. Many of the middle and high school students in this program will be the first generation in their families to attend college. The program empowers students to set and achieve goals in both their educational and personal lives.
The program encourages continuous growth in the areas of personal development, college preparation, community service and leadership, cultural enrichment and career options.
Students must be middle or high schoolers, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater, be prepared to volunteer for community service, attend regular program events and sign a contract committing themselves to the program.