YMCA of Delaware Annual Black Achievers Event Returns Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Featuring Tony Allen, Delaware State University President and comedian Ty Break Jamison

Members of the press are invited to join the YMCA of Delaware for the 34th Annual Black Achievers Dinner and Awards Ceremony for 2022. This year marks the return of the annual event after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. A college readiness and career awareness program, the Black Achievers program encourages young people to develop and pursue educational and career goals with the assistance and guidance of mentors from diverse career fields. Since its inception in 1990, more than 1,700 local youth have participated in the program and 95 percent have gone on to higher education.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • 5:30 – 7 PM – Cocktail Hour
  • 7 PM – The presentation portion of the program begins

WHERE: The Waterfall (3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE)



  • Keynote Speaker: Tony Allen, Delaware State University President
    Committed to making Delaware State University the most diverse, contemporary Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in America, Tony Allen became the University’s 12th President in January 2020. Tony is the Founding President of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Co-founder of Public Allies Delaware, and Chair Emeritus of the National Urban Fellows, widely viewed as the most prestigious fellowship for professionals in the public sector. He is also a member of the Economic and Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. For his life’s work, Tony has been awarded many honors. Most notable among them is the Whitney M. Young Award for Advancing Racial Equality, the National Urban League’s highest honor; the Excellence in Education Award given by the Delaware Barristers Association; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Urban Fellows and Public Allies.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Ty Break Jamison – Local comedian Ty Break Jamison, also known as “BreakOut,” has been seen on Comcast on Demand, Comic View, Apollo, and Comedy Clubs across the country.

Our Mission

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

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