YMCA Seeks Nominations for 2014 Detroit Achievers


DETROIT – The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit iCan Achieve program is seeking exceptional adults to nominate as 2014 Detroit Achievers. To celebrate its 34th year, the 2014 goal is to induct 34 new Detroit Achievers into our volunteer roles who will devote 34 hours to provide at least 34 youth with summer work experiences.

The iCan Achieve program plays a large role in helping students graduate high school and gain college admission. Over the last 34 years, the iCan Achieve program has developed successful youth by:
• Supporting more than 100 youth enroll into college.
• Providing summer employment to over 400 youth who collectively earned $300,000.
• Conducting over 40 Michigan College tours serving over 400 high school students.
• Awarding over $50,000 in college scholarships, and providing over 10,000 of career and college prep services to Detroit youth.

The YMCA Detroit Achievers program is looking for professionals who volunteer and serve as as role models for Detroit youth. Achievers demonstrate the benefits of hard work, service, professionalism, integrity, educational achievement and community involvement in one or more year-round programs.

“We want our youth to understand that success is possible by providing them with people they can look up to,” said Latitia McCree, YMCA Metro Detroit’s vice president of youth development, arts, and community initiatives.

To nominate an achiever, go to ymcadetroit.org/metro-youth-ymca/contact-the-y/detroit-achievers-nomination-form/Nominations are due on June 6.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is celebrating the 34th year of the YMCA Achievers program at the Boll Family YMCA (1401 Broadway, Detroit) at noon on June 26. The program will be emceed by WXYZ anchor Glenda Lewis.

For more information contact Latitia McCree via email at lmccree@ymcadetroit.org, phone at 313-223-2499 or postal mail at Latitia McCree 1401 Broadway Suite 2G, Detroit, MI 48226.

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