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The YMCA Achievers program of the YMCA of the USA is an academic achievement/career development initiative purposed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
At the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Y ACHIEVERS expands on this goal by providing developmentally based, extracurricular team mentorship and workshop activities, designed to give 5th 12th grade youth the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCAOrganization Street Address: 1400 North Broad StreetOrganization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19121Organization Phone Number: 215-963-3700Short Description of Organization:
"To translate the principles of the YMCA ™s Christian heritage into programs that nurture children, strengthen families, build communities and develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all.
Our values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are integrated into our operations and guide our behavior in the achievement of our mission."Program Street Address: 1400 N Broad St
19121Program Phone Number: 215-235-6440 ext 1729Which one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply): EngineeringWhich other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
- Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
- Project-Based Learning
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:
- South Philadelphia
- Southwest Philadelphia
- West Philadelphia
- Lower North Philadelphia
- Germantown-Chestnut Hill
- Olney-Oak Lane
- Near Northeast Philadelphia
- Far Northeast Philadelphia
Students from all over are bused to Villanova UniversityWhen does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 9th -12th gradeWhich gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not knowWho can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groupsCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know
- Native American
- Middle Eastern
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: YesIf participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: YesIs transportation to and from your program provided?: Yes we transport students using a bus or a van.