Black Achievers

The YMCA Black Achievers program provides college readiness and career awareness to African American teens in Wilmington. African American mentors from diverse career fields are nominated by the local business community to serve as role models, preparing participants for future success. The Black Achievers meet weekly for one year at the Walnut Street YMCA. The year culminates with an Annual Awards Dinner to honor the Adult Achievers and recognize Teen Achievers who are eligible for scholarships.

Meeting Location & Time
Walnut Street YMCA
1000 North Walnut St Wilmington, DE 19801
Saturday, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

2021 Annual College Tour (Virtual)

April 5 – 9, 2021
Register Today!

2020 Black Achiever Sponsors

  • Barclays
  • Delmarva Power
  • Navient
  • WSFS
  • Highmark
  • M&T
  • Comcast
  • Wilmington City Council
  • New Castle County
  • Christiana Care
  • Wilmington University
  • Bank of America
  • ENT and Allergy of Delaware

2021 Adult Achievers

  • Bayon Gbadebo – Christiana Care
  • Lilian Msambichaka – Christiana Care
  • Samantha Decenord – Christiana Care
  • Niki Robinson, Christiana Care
  • Alicia Teat – Wilmington Trust
  • Camille Fletcher – Navient
  • Genea Delaware – Barclays
  • Kim Thomas Odom – Barclays

Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.


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Fall Festivals at the YMCA

Join us for our Annual Fall Festivals the last weekend in October. Events are open to non-YMCA members, and include a variety of family-friendly activities such as trunk or treats, costume contests, crafts, food, haunted houses, and more. For details by location visit