Y-Scholars Program: Helping Build Small Success Into Big Accomplishments

Students about to enter high school this upcoming school year should know; Y-Scholars is committed to helping build small successes into big accomplishments.


The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center is home to the Y-Scholars program, which serves low income, first generation, college bound students. It’s more than a tutoring program, it’s a learning community that believes in continuous self-improvement, academic as well as personal.

Since 2000, the program has supported high school students by improving their academic skills developing their CLASP charter strengths – Commitment, Leadership, Attitude, Self-Discipline, and Passion and assisting them in making informed decisions about their personal goals and future plans.

The supportive community is made up of Program Counselors, Tutors, Mentors, Managers, and of course the committed students who motivate and challenge each other. Y-Scholars receive individualized attention from staff who guide them through stressful high school years and break down the complicated college application process. The program offers, group workshops, after-school tutoring, mentoring, family engagement, senior advising, college tours focusing on careers and majors, 8-week SAT Prep Program, leadership opportunities, and so much more.  

Program starts September 19th. Interested in supporting the program? Contact Audi Huang, Executive Director of the YMCA-PG&E Teen Center for more information at ahuang@ymca-cba.org.