Davis Family YMCA

Youth & Teens

Y Achievers

The Y Achievers program is an academic achievement/career development initiative purposed to help youth and teens set and pursue high educational goals. Our ultimate goal is to prepare youth for life beyond high school by providing developmentally based mentorship and workshop activities designed to give 6th – 12th grade students the tools they need to succeed in school, college, life and beyond.

The Y Achievers Program operates within five core competencies which are: Academics, College Knowledge, Positive Relationships, Life Skills and Positive Identity. These five pillars serve to strengthen the Y’s foundation to maximize impact. Achiever success in these five areas are measured by GPA, high school graduation, college completion and self-surveys in the areas of relationships, life skills and identity.

Our objectives are to:

   • Help achievers view themselves in a positive way
   • Raise academic standards
   • Build character
   • Show students various career options
   • Have role models whose success and knowledge will help inspire and motivate
   • Provide business and industry leaders the opportunity for community involvement


We offer leadership training seminars, college enrichment, community service projects and special events.

Davis YMCA Achievers

Ages: 6th -12th grade
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis YMCA

For more information contact Heather McLemore, Achievers Coordinator at (901) 398-2366 or heather.mclemore@ymcamemphis.org.