All application forms are available at the bottom of this page.
What are the benefits of the Young Achievers program?
Our Young achievers develop new skills including:
- College Tours
- Job Shadowing
- Career Workshops
- Resume Building
- Career Exploration
- Leadership Training
- ACT Test Preparation
- Service-Learning Projects
- College Application Assistance
- Summer Internship Opportunity
- Assistance with Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA)
- STEM/STEAM Camps
When do Young Achievers meet?
Young Achievers meet two Saturdays a month for Career Clusters and Enhancement sessions. These meetings are led by volunteer minority professionals called Adult Achievers.
What does a Young Achievers meeting focus on?
Career Clusters focus on career development through tours, hands-on practicing, and interactive activities.
Enhancement meetings focus on skill-building activities such as resume writing, completing college applications, life skills development and SAT/ACT prep.
Where are Young Achievers meetings held?
Saturday sessions are held on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Lunch is provided at no charge for every Saturday session.
We also have various satellite locations depending on number of students within the area. View a list of satellite locations and sign up for a satellite location.
How much does it cost to participate in Young Achievers?
The annual program fee for Young Achievers is $100, register early and save $50. You may register and submit your payment online, or you may register and submit payment in person at any Y center in Kansas City.
Financial assistance is available.
Some programs, including the Spring College Tour have additional fees.
Who can join Young Achievers?
Any student who is in grades 6 to 12 and lives in the greater Kansas City metro area may apply to be a Young Achiever. Our Young Achievers represent 56 schools from 6 metro counties.
What is the application process?
Preregistration is now open for the 2019-20 school year. Register early and pay a discounted program fee of $50. Click here to register.
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