Y-Achievers 2020 Senior Recognition

It's Time to Celebrate Success!!!

June 19, 2020
by YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South

The Y Achievers program motivates youth to succeed.

This years Y Achievers Senior Class of 2020 went above and beyond to remain focused and driven towards the future! It's time to celebrate their success!

The Y Achievers Program is designed for the development of youth grades 6th through 12th. Y Achievers is one of the National YMCA Signature Programs designed to address the Achievement Gap while nurturing the potential of every youth and teen. The Y Achievers Program also engages parents with monthly parent sessions along with family and community events. The Y Achievers program serves Shelby County and DeSoto County Schools.


  1. Laila Lewis
  2. Otis McGhee

  3. J’mia Orr 

    J’mia graduated from Whitehaven High School and will attend Austin Peay University in the Fall. She plans to major in Communications.

  4. Gabrielle Richardson

    Gabrielle graduated from Whitehaven High School and plans to attend Xavier University of Louisiana majoring in Chemistry Pre-Med. She wants to attend medical school and pursue a career as a doctor specializing in Dermatology or Obstetrics/Gynecology.

  5. Sadonte’ Stone

    Sadonte’ graduated from Whitehaven High School. He has plans to enter into an EMT/Paramedic Program and become a firefighter. 

  6. Cadarius Tidwell
  7. Eugene Tynes, Jr.
  8. Aquia Waters
  9. Maurice Wiggins
  10. Ladarrius Rayborn
  11. Laderrian Rayborn
  12. LaKieria Jones
  13. Sierra Johnson
  14. Zachary Howard
  15. Trevarius Howell
  16. Devont’a Harvell

  17. Gabriel Harris, Jr.

    Gabriel will attend Tennessee State University and study Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. 

  18. DaNigel Griffin 

    DaNigel graduated from Whitehaven High School. He will begin training for the AirForce in the Fall.  He plans to spend his Summer working at FedEx.  

  19. Tyrese Graham

    Tyrese graduated from Whitehaven High School and plans to become a fireman and barber.

  20. Tulerya Folson

  21. Jamaal Cooper

  22. Kennade Barre’

  23. Ke’andre Hodges

    Ke’andre graduated from Whitehaven High School and will attend Southwest Tennessee Community College. Ke'andre plans to join the Army Reserve. He also aspires to become an investor and entrepreneur. His greatest desire is to attend flight school and ultimately become a pilot.


Learn more about the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South's Y Achiever Program and how you can get involved!

Y Achievers Program Information