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Young Achievers is an award-winning college preparatory program offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.
Through weekly workshops, college visits, and a dedicated mentor program, Young Achievers aims for its participants to enter high school with a complete understanding of the college admissions and financial aid process.
Participating schools in the program include:
• Rhodes Middle School (SAISD)
• Metzger Middle School (Judson ISD)
• Terrell Wells Middle School (HISD)
• Shepard Middle School (South San ISD)
A Nationally Recognized Program
Young Achievers is the recipient of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 2018 Honor Award for Programming Excellence in Education and Career Development.
Each spring students have an opportunity to match with a mentor. The experience aims to promote their personal and intellectual development. More specifically, mentors dedicate time to helping students improve their writing skills by addressing the college essay.
We are currently recruiting mentors for Spring 2019.
Program Start/End Date: Feb. 4-May 3
Commitment: Weekly One-Hour Meetings
To express interest please complete the Young Achievers Mentor Program Questionnaire.
In Their Own Words
"I found the Young Achievers program to be immensely valuable, not just to the talented young adults I worked with, but to my own personal learning growth as well. It was extraordinarily refreshing to work with such bright young minds on a regular basis, and help them more clearly articulate their goals and dreams. I am proud and grateful to have played a role in their young lives, and strongly believe that the value the program provides to everyone involved is limitless."
Market Analyst and Young Achievers Mentor
Young Achievers by the Numbers
• 2018 marks the 10th year of the program, serving more than 400 students
• Average GPA, 2012-2014: 3.7
• College scholarships earned in 2012: $1,000,000
• College scholarships earned in 2013: $900,000
• 6 Gates Scholarships
David Rockett, Director