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.

2025 Black Achievers College Tour

April 20 – 25

Details coming soon!

2024 Black Achiever Sponsors

  • Delmarva Power
  • Navient
  • WSFS
  • M&T Bank

2024 Adult Achievers

  • Courtney Everett – Christiana Care
  • Michelle Twun-Danso – Christiana Care
  • Eunique Grisby – Navient
  • Michael Myers – Navient
  • Quinn Jackson – Bank of America
  • Lauryn Daniels – Barclays
  • Vanessa Wright – M&T
  • Payge White – WSFS
  • Kristina Brown – Exelon

Our Mission

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