The Westfield Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Plainfield Area YMCA, is hosting the 19th Annual Achievers Banquet on Thursday, June 1, from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at the Westwood located at 438 North Avenue in Garwood. 

This year’s Keynote Speakers are Candace Kelley, JD, MS, “Why We Can’t Wai,t” and Essynce Moore, “Positive Peer Pressure.”

The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and a Tricky Tray with many great items.

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The Westfield Area Y Achievers is a mentoring and leadership program serving Union County high school students. Achievers are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential through community partnerships and leadership development programs. Achievers benefit from mentoring, college prep, tutoring and community service programs available a little or no cost thanks to the continued support of our community. 

The Achievers program is funded in large part by the Annual Banquet.  Funds raised by the banquet go directly to the program and scholarship, enabling youth to participate for little or no cost.  Your support, whether by attending the banquet, placing a journal ad by Friday, May 19th or serving as an Adult Achiever will have a meaningful and lasting impact on one of your neighbors… right here in our community.

Please visit for more information.  You may also contact Janice A. Carthens, Senior Director Member Services at 908-233-2700, x227,; Nadya Lawrence, Achievers Coordinator at 908-233,2700, x412, for advertising details on purchasing an ad in the Ad Journal, to purchase a ticket to the banquet, and to find out how to support the leaders of tomorrow.