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LogoThe ACHIEVE (Academic Challenges Helping Individuals Expand Values and Education) Program is administered by the University of South Carolina Upstate. ACHIEVE is an educational and employment program that serves high school dropouts and graduates who are unemployed or underemployed (ages 16* - 24) from Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties.

The ACHIEVE Program works with these out-of-school youth by helping them work toward completing their education, finding employment and enhancing their self-esteem in order for them to become productive citizens.

Complete the Pre-screening Form.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 16* - 24 years of age
  • High school dropout or those with a high school diploma/GED who are unemployed or underemployed and not attending college. 
  • Resident of Cherokee, Spartanburg or Union county
  • Must meet certain economic guidelines established by the Department of Labor

*16-year-olds are accepted under special circumstances.

Helen Merriweather

Class Schedule
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact Us

(864) 764-1977
TTY: 711

Physical Address:
220 E. Kennedy Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(located with SC Works on the SCC Downtown Campus)

Mailing Address:
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program; auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities