Black Achievers

Upcoming Events

Black Achievers Gala
Friday, October 11, 2019
Cocktail Hour 6 p.m.  |  Program begins at 7 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Lisa Thomas Laury
Waterfall Banquet and Conference Center
Click here for tickets and sponsorship information.

Holiday Celebration/ “Stuff The Bus” 
December 14, 2019

Black History Month Celebration
February 1, 2020

2020 Annual College Tour
April 12 – 18


The 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 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.


2018 Sponsors

  • Delmarva Power
  • Barclays
  • Christiana Care
  • WSFS
  • City of Wilmington
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • M&T Bank
  • Central YMCA
  • Comcast
  • Bank of America
  • Wilmington University
  • Camp Tockwogh

2018 Adult Achievers

  • J’lynn Drennon – WSFS
  • Dr. Margot Savoy – Christiana Care
  • Heidi Broxton – Barclays
  • Carrie Edwards – Barclays
  • Larry Alston – Delmarva
  • Vernita Coverdale – Delmarva
  • Stephanie Ann Chavers, Esq. – M&T
  • Bryan Lee – Navient
  • Stephanie Crockett – Barclays
  • Lisa Flowers – Highmark
  • Jamila Roach – Christiana Care
  • Kathryn Veney – Delmarva

Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.

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In Celebration of Welcoming Week, we invite you to try the Y for free September 16 – 20, 2019! Plus, if you join, you will get the rest of September for free! Hurry, this offer is only good through Friday! Join today!

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