Y-Scholars Program

The Y-Scholars Program is a four-year college readiness program focused on low-income first generation college bound teens. Our goal is for every Y-Scholar to graduate high school, gain admission to a college or university, pursue a post-secondary education, and with it a brighter future. We provide a rigorous and supportive program to empower low-income teens to master skills they need to reach their full potential.

Our resources and services include:

  • Personalized mentoring support
  • Weekly workshops to explore college and career choices
  • Daily afterschool tutoring
  • Individualized college advising for seniors
  • Free standardized test preparation
  • Communication with parents and school staff

We are dedicated to building a learning community that practices continuous self-improvement. In doing so, we hope to coach high school students to become successful college graduates and pursue higher ambitions.

The program is free. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

For more information contact:

Audi Huang, Academic Programs Manager
ahuang@ymca-cba.org
(510) 542-2124

José Herrera Cruz, Y Scholars Program Coordinator
(Asistencia disponible en Español)
jcruz@ymca-cba.org
(P) (510) 542-2130       (F) (510) 649-9885