Community en Acción presents

Young Achievers Forum 2021

We are going VIRTUAL!

Online Registration Open!

May 15, 2021

Young Achievers Forum

Preparing the next generation of College Graduates

An annual event hosted by CommUNITY en ACCIÓN (CEA) that gives middle school students and their parents the college experience for a day to introduce postsecondary education as an achievable goal to families who may not otherwise have this exposure. Each year, the forum brings approximately 1,000 students and 200 parents to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) for a day of inspiration, motivation, and education.

Community en Accion - El Paso Since its inception, CEA has led and supported in a variety of programs and events whose objectives include educational advancement, cultural pride and economic development. Read more about CEA here.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mr. Ruben Chavez at

Register Now

YAF 2021 will be held virtually on Zoom Webinars this year. Click below to register your students and their parents.


  • Inform students & parents about the importance of higher education
  • Expose students to career opportunities and positive role models
  • Inform students & parents about financial aid options
  • Empower parents to prepare their children for a path to higher education
  • Change lives and outcomes in El Paso and Las Cruces

Our Impact

Since launching in 2011, approximately 6,000 middle school students have been able to participate in the Young Achievers Forum and hundreds of volunteers have given their time and expertise to running the program. Students have been able to learn from leading engineers, government leaders, lawyers, health care professionals and so many more about the career opportunities that become accessible with a postsecondary degree.

College is Possible for every Child

For many students, it is their first time on a university campus. Our goal is to give them a glimpse of their great potential and the importance of higher education.

Parents attend separate breakout sessions which give them the tools and resources they need to effectively plan and empower their children to pursue higher education. The parent sessions are conducted in both English and Spanish.

Event Schedule

10th Annual Young Achievers Forum

2021 Sponsors

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom this year's forum would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations. Email us at to become a sponsor for upcoming events.

Plenty of Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact us to get more information.