• YMLA Counseling Department:  Our Mission, Vision, & Focus

    The mission of the YMLA Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.  This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

    Our vision is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals.  We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence.  School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

    Our focus is to create a college-bound culture at YMLA. We believe that every student has the opportunity to be accepted into the college or university of their choice. However, the post-secondary path that a scholar pursues may take them on divergent roads. These paths could include joining the military, attending a junior college prior to university, or entering the work force. As a team, the parent, student, and counselors can make those transitions and decisions smoother.

    "It's the little conversations that build the relationships and make an impact on each student." -Robert John Meehan