The Y is closing the academic achievement gap with programs that improve students’ educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically, too.

Power Scholars Academy is one such program. Power Scholars is a partnership between the Y and the national nonprofit BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) Opens a new window, a six-week summer program designed to not only tackle summer learning loss in math and reading, but to also foster physical and social-emotional growth.

For more information on Power Scholars, email Bill Rush at