Community Outreach

Y Achievers

Many kids just need a chance. Someone to talk to; someone to help with a ride, a computer for a resume. All kids need someone to hear them. The YMCA Achievers Program is designed to help.

Jordan’s Story

The Y Achievers Program works with youth in Davenport who have been charged with crimes through the Scott County Juvenile Court and also those referred to us by school counselors. Our mission is to help our participants overcome their most immediate obstacle day by day.

We at the Y believe that a great Youth Development program must start with the participants and not with us adults. It is our responsibility to get to know them as individuals and build trust with them. It is only after we have gained their trust that we can truly have a lasting impact on them. In the Y Achievers Program we provide food and clothing to our participants as those are basic human necessities. We then determine the direction the participant wants to follow whether it is finishing high school, attending a trade school or college or finding employment.

Achievers Works:

75% Return/Remain in school/GED program
85% Graduation Rate leading to Program Leadership and Jobs as Mentors, Counselors

Through partnerships and tireless desire to see our participants do well, we have seen great results that we seek to improve on every day. However our job is not done with static data points. We determine success not just at this moment but helping our participants throughout life and giving them all the guidance they need to be successful adults. Once you at in the Y Achievers Program, you are never out of it. We seek to build a trusting family dynamic. And family never goes away.

Click here to contact Tyler in our YMCA Achievers Program

John Deere Virtual Reality System Gives Y Outreach Students
Chance To See Future Careers First Hand


YMCA Solutions

Solutions is mentoring and character development enrichment program designed for students in support of educators. Our goal is to effectively transition students through each level of education. The YMCA Youth Development Team will provide quality programming that exemplifies our life -changing YMCA Mission. We work together with our community, our schools, and other organizations to develop character, and to develop leaders. Working with your faculty and educators, our team will provide students with essential life tools that will propel them to embrace excellence on a continual basis. Please, join with us to help our students embrace “The Solution”!

Solutions Works:

42% increased their GPA
88% increase in reading; 76% increase in math at the elementary level
72% of Jr. High students improved in GPA and referrals

Click here to contact Dustin in our YMCA Solutions Program