The Summit Area YMCA’s Achievers/Destination College Program is a free career and college preparation program that motivates and encourages high school students by giving them the inspiration, support, direction, and opportunities to pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals. Program components include weekly meetings, special events, SAT preparation, career planning workshops, internship opportunities, corporate mentoring, guest speaker lectures, assistance finding scholarships and college tours.
As an addendum to Achievers, Destination College offers one on one mentorship with hands on coaching for things like college applications, personal essays, and scheduling. Strong positive role models make all the difference in young adulthood — and is what makes our program highly successful.
The Achievers/Destination College program is free for local high school students in the Summit Area YMCA service area which includes Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit.
If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please register and complete the application. We will contact you if space becomes available.
For specific information on available teen programs, registration or to learn how you can get involved, complete the form below.