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Program Description

The Y Teen Achievers Program is a high school graduation program whose goal is to help our participants graduate from high school and transition to post post-secondary education. We work to achieve these goals by conducting workshops to participating students during the school day.


Teen Achievers works with the following schools:

Southside High School

JL Mann High School 

Star Academy at Enoree Career Center

Star Academy at Donaldson Career Center

Program Goals

  • To raise academic standards
  • To help our participants effectively navigate through high school
  • To provide teens with role models whose success and knowledge will inspire success
  • To create volunteer opportunities for community professionals 
  • To recognize and promote achievement and excellence   

Become a Teen Achiever

Currently, participation in the Teen Achievers program is only open to students at participating schools. Student participation varies from one school to another. Program staff work with administration to choose participating students. 


Want more information on volunteering? We'd be happy to contact you about volunteer opportunities with Teen Achievers. Click here to request more information

Success Coach Success Coaches will volunteer in schools to better serve our Greenville County teens. The commitment is 1.5 to 2 hours per month during the work day. The volunteer commitment is minimal but the impact is outstanding!

Special Events Volunteer Achievers holds at least one special event per month. Volunteers will help during the event. Most special events are held on weekends. 

Site Coordinator Volunteer will be responsible for weekly Achiever program and assuring that each workshop is executed with the highest quality. Volunteers will be responsible for weekly attendance reports and updates, working with staff and other volunteers in coordinating various programs, activities, workshops and events for their site. Volunteers must be dependable, hardworking, adaptable and interactive. 

Achievers Workshop Leader Facilitate a topic for weekly sessions.

Other volunteer opportunities- if you are interested in volunteering with us, but don't know how, let us know and we will place you! 


Contact us

Reagan Thompson - Program Director

Office:  864-283-6800 ext. 23

Teen Achievers is supported by The United Way of Greenville County.