Empowering children in their education so that they can go on to have successful lives!
Princeton Young Achievers (PYA) is a unique after-school program that helps children from low- and moderate-income neighborhoods improve their school performance and English language skills.
The program provides homework assistance and educational support on a daily basis, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. In the spring of 2011, the Princeton YMCA, with a focus on youth development, “adopted” Princeton Young Achievers to ensure the program’s viability and sustain it into the future. Click here to read more.
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A CHARITABLE GIFT PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO PRINCETON FAMILY YMCA and indicate that your gift is earmarked for Princeton Young Achievers.
Gifts may be mailed to:
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton NJ 08540
Virgen Perez, PYA Coordinator
Leigh Zink, Youth Development and Outreach Director
To participate in the program children must be eligible for free and reduced lunch and/or reside in one of Princeton’s affordable housing communities. PYA operates three learning centers that are easily accessible to participating students – at the Henry Pannell Center, the Littlebrook School and the Crimmins Learning Center at Princeton Community Village.
Every Monday through Friday, Princeton K-5th graders meet at three neighborhood centers for:
- Homework support
- Enrichment activities such as science and art projects
- One-on-one tutoring
- Literacy support
To register for the program, please contact Virgen Perez to request registration forms.
PYA needs volunteers Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm to:
- Assist children with homework and general tutoring
- Lead Science experiments and art projects
- Lead cultural activities and share hobbies
- “Literacy for Life” Volunteer Program
Do you like reading stories to children? Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child?
This is a rewarding opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed to read books to children one-to-one, and inspire of lifelong love of reading. For more information, click HERE.