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YMCA Achievers Program Open House, for Union County Teens

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The YMCA Achievers Program will be hosting its Open House for the 2017-2018 school year at the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street, on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Achievers is a college readiness, career development and life skills program open to minority teens (grades 8-12) from throughout Union County. The program seeks to inspire participants to become leaders in their community, and achieve academic excellence by providing tools and activities that prepares them for life.

The program is offered collaboratively through the Westfield Area YMCA, Plainfield Area YMCA and Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA where the weekly workshops are rotated throughout the year.  To participate, teens must complete an application form and be committed to attend and participate in workshops and events, including volunteering opportunities. There is no minimum GPA requirement and the program, including SAT Prep and materials, is free of cost.

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For more information, please contact Nadya Lawrence, Coordinator at nlawrence@westfieldynj.org or call 908-301-YMCA, x412.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Learn more at www.westfieldynj.org.

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