Black & Latino Achievers (B.L.A.)

Academic, personal and career development of African-American and Latino students in 7th-12th grades.

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The Black & Latino Achievers Program (B.L.A.) is one of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s youth development programs that encourages interaction between youth and adult role models and the exploration of higher education and career options. Founded in 1971 at the Harlem New York Branch YMCA, this nationwide program fosters the academic, personal and career development of African-American and Latino youth enrolled in the 7th – 12th grades.

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