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How do we define success? One life at a time. Meet Essence, an Alumni Y-Achiever. Y-Achievers is a college readiness initiative that helps young people in 6-12th grade identify what success means to them, and what steps they need to take to achieve their goals.
“Without the support of the YMCA staff and volunteers, I question if I would have made it to college...The YMCA has made me feel seen and heard in a way that inspired me toward social work so that I may carry that torch forward into my community.”