A national program serving minorities in 350 YMCAs across the country
The Achievers Program was structured in 1971 at New York's Harlem YMCA by Dr. Leo Marsh.
Dr. Marsh had worked on the National YMCA staff and expanded the Achievers program while serving as a financial consultant with the YMCA of Greater New York. Mr. Quentin Mease, then Executive Secretary for the South Central YMCA of Houston, founded the program in 1967 and conducted the program as part of South Central Annual meeting and Century Club Dinner.
Mr. Marsh learned of the program from mutual friend, Percy Sutton, who told him about the program after being the guest speaker. Hence, the modern day Achievers Program was born. After Mr. Mease retired from the South Central Branch in 1975, he continued the program through a newly established non-profit that he founded called The Human Enrichment of Life Program (HELP). In 1997, twenty-two years later, the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area resumed administration of the Program via the South Central YMCA after HELP was dissolved. The program is now a citywide Houston program and a national program serving minorities in 350 YMCA's across the country.
Save the Date
Save a Life "Party for a Purpose"
Saturday, August 24, 2013
1521 Austin Street
Houston, Texas 77002
$50 per person or $90 per couple
Quentin R. Mease 2013 Super Achiever Award
2013 Minority Achiever Honoree
|Tiffany Massie Sims
Sheldon D. Stovall Volunteer Award
Sheryl W. Coleman
Youth Achievers Outstanding Scholars
2013 Eva M. Burford Youth Achievers Scholarship Award Recipients
|Erica Marie Rodriguez
2013 Bertha Woodley Scholarship
2013 Tyrone Bowles Scholarships
|Muhammad Marlequa||Denise Esquivel
For more information about Adult Minority Achievers Program, please contact Priscilla Graham at email@example.com.