According to the 2013 YMCA Youth Outlook Survey, NYC teens who are involved with the Y feel more optimistic about their future and have greater educational aspirations than their peers – and we take that feedback very seriously. Through our youth development and college readiness programs, the Y helps students and their parents realize that college is a real and attainable option. Learn more.
Motivate and inspire NYC teens on the Path to College with your story about how you found your way to higher education. The first 1,000 story tellers will get a limited-edition T-shirt – and for each story submitted, our Board of Directors will donate $10 (up to $10,000) to support our youth development & college-readiness programs!
Share Your Story