Educational programs

College mentoring program at the YMCA Summit, NJ

GOAL: To provide mentoring support to motivated college bound, first generation students with committed supportive parents in the Summit YMCA community by guiding them through high school to successfully navigate the entire college process. Provide group and one-on-one mentorship to create a college-going culture throughout the high school experience from 9th – 12th grade.






  • ORIENTATION Introduction to Achievers & Destination College Oct. 9th 7:15 – 8pm, Summit Public Library for Students & Parents


  • MEETING Destination College Focus: Application Process Oct. 10th 6 – 8, Summit Public Library Conference Room for 12th Grade students


See attached documents below for meeting schedule and more details.


Achievers 2018 - 19 Schedule New.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 495.3 KB
2018 Achievers Program Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 299.5 KB
Destination College - program outline.d
Microsoft Word Document 57.9 KB

Community Service/Volunteer Work

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901


Reeves-Reed Arboretum runs a program called Discovery Saturdays from March through October.  Discovery Saturdays is a program for families with young children and each week they focus on a different aspect of nature such as dragonflies, fish, vegetables, etc. The Arboretum is looking for student volunteers who would like to join them for Discovery Saturdays (10:00am-1:00pm) and try their hands at translating, real time, with young children.


Please contact Trish Cassin, the Volunteer Coordinator at Reeves-Reed Arboretum for more information at

908.273.8787 x1616

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am-4:00pm



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation  is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. There are scholarships available for high school students and community college students who want to transfer to selective four-year colleges or universities.


Click on the link below for details.