My Achievers Program (MAP)

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The My Achievers Program (MAP) started in September 2001 serving 25 youth and has grown to 17 sites serving more than 600 youth throughout the course of a school year. The program was developed as an effort to eliminate the achievement gap for students who face daily challenges due to racial/ethnic barriers, immigration status, and socio-economic factors. MAP is unique among the Y’s program offerings in that academic success and college readiness are the main focus for the program, along with developing leadership skills, empathy, social consciousness, and service to others.

MAP has traditionally run as an after school program for middle school and high school youth. The program is designed to meet twice a week during the course of a school year, with additional field trips and college tours on Fridays. We host two Saturday youth conferences for MAP youth focused on culture and identity and college and career readiness. In the 2014-2015 program year, we launched two summer programs for MAP participants to address summer learning loss.

MAP Middle & High School Goals

  • Nurture the development of pride regarding one’s identity
  • Emphasize Leadership Development
  • Commitment to achieve personal and academic goals
  • Meet middle school requirements and successfully transition into high school
  • Meet high school requirements and successfully transition into college/university
  • Exposure to higher education and world of work
  • Commitment to health and well-being physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually
  • Strengthen abilities to work towards solidarity amongst their peers and communities and become civically engaged
  • Provide adult mentors to support student successes
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Join MAP

It's easy to join MAP and there is no cost! If you're between the ages of 11 and 19, contact the Teen Director at your nearest Y and get started today!

Want to learn more about the MAP Program?

Contact Tami Farber via Email or at 425 374 5770