While we realize that most children don’t have their lives figured out by the time they reach their teen years, too many are facing the future without any plans or goals at all.
They are not graduating from high school or preparing to enter the workforce. As a result, they wind up in dead-end jobs with a bleak future. Due to the absence of positive role models, many teens lack the values that would help them become productive members of society.
The Y developed Teen Achievers, a program that works with middle school and high school students to help them develop a game plan for the future and prepare them for success.
Working side by side with a team of volunteer mentors, teens boost their academic achievement, learn positive values, develop a strong work ethic, and embark on the path to success.
To prepare youth for life beyond high school.
Teen Achievers delivers the 6to16™ curriculum which includes a suggested set of core unit lesson plans per grade level and extensive supplemental lessons. Units are designed to cover 45-minute sessions and typically are taught as part of a graded course proposed for college readiness.
6to16™ is a college-readiness curriculum and a set of online learning experiences that establish high expectations for students and then provide knowledge, skills and support to complete high school and college. 6to16™ focuses on the middle and high school years, but aims to equip students with what they need to reach “16th grade,” or graduation from a four-year college.