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.

2023 Black Achievers College Tour

April 9th – 14th , 2023 

Cost – $300.00 – Payments can be made at the Walnut St. YMCA or call 302-472 9622

2023 Black Achiever Sponsors

  • Barclays
  • Delmarva Power
  • Navient
  • WSFS
  • M&T
  • Comcast
  • Christiana Care

2023 Adult Achievers

  • Renicia “Nish” Cordero – Christiana Care
  • Bryan Anderson – Navient
  • Eunique Grisby – Navient
  • William McDuffie – Navient
  • Princess Macklin – Delmarva Power
  • Bethlehem Alemu – M&T
  • William Bryant
  • Kimberly Henderson – Delmarva Power
  • Tracy Conway – Christiana Care

Our Mission

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