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Giving students an “up-close and personal” look at the College Experience. Providing them with a perspective unmatched by a brochure or virtual tour.



Our programs goal is to increase academic performance and self-esteem for students. We believe our caring hand selected mentors will make an excellent contribution to your child’s post high school goals.



Have a purpose that aligns with helping elevate young scholars? We are open to volunteers looking to join our team. Contact us today to learn more!



We would like your assistance in helping to “send our kids to college” with a donation. Any amount you send would be highly appreciated and will help us to be able to reach more young scholars.

Upcoming 18th Annual Tour

Dates: October 2024

Price: $300 before 10/15; $325 after

More information to come!




Since 2005 this organization has successfully conducted 17 University tours as a way of exposing our youth to higher education.

As a result, we have a 73% college attendance rate.

We have helped over 490 young adults in the past 20 years.


You can donate today via:

PayPal Donation

Cashapp: $YoungAdultsAchieving

Mail: P.O. Box 168 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407




"This college tour showed me many possibilities for my future. I learned many different school options from various colleges in different states and learn what I need to do in order to get accepted into them. A lot of the colleges I had never been to or knew about and now I'm considering them as an option, not only has this college trip taught me about different colleges but it also taught me about staying focused in school and not allowing anything from stopping you from chasing your dream. I know more now than ever that college is extremely important because they prepare you for later and everything in life. In life you need school and my education is the key to my success I truly thank you for giving me the chance to attend this trip."




“It is my desire to attend the YCA University tours. This tour will give me the opportunity to expand my horizons at looking into out-of-state colleges. Also, this tour will allow me the chance to interact with a copious amount of potential college bound students.”





 Thank you to our Sponsors for your donation towards our 17th Annual University Tour. We appreciate your support in helping us to be able to reach more young scholars!


Andrea Bruce

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter

Beverly Williams

Bronze Heat Paterson NJ Chapter

Councilwoman Lilisa Mims

Dunkin Donuts (Paterson)

Javonna Dingle

Panera Bread (Route 4 Paramus)

Paterson Juneteenth Committe

Onyx Repository

McDonald's (821 Market Street Paterson)

Nichelle Howe

Raddison Shirts

Sheriff Gary Giardina

Tish Archie Oliver

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If you believe this is something that could enrich your young adult let's get the ball rolling on their academic future!