Bridge the Achievement Gap - BTAG

Children and Teens

A popular program for high school students in the Largo area has moved to the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA. Bridging the Achievement Gap or (BTAG) started this school year 2017/18 for grades 9-12.

BTAG helps high school students with homework, career counseling and more. The program is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m. Besides homework and career counseling for students the program will also help teens with the following: 

  • Improve their grade point average (GPA)
  • Tutor for PSAT/SAT/ACT
  • Graduate with high school diploma
  • Complete applications for college admissions
  • Complete applications for financial aid
  • End-of-Course Exams
  • prepare for Florida State Assessments

and email or deliver to Brad Barnes at Greater Ridgecrest YMCA. 

Students will be picked up and bussed from their high school to the YMCA from:

Seminole (front office) 1:40 p.m.
Largo (teacher parking lot) 1:55 p.m.
Pinellas Park (front office) 2:15 p.m.
Osceola (front office) 2:30 p.m.

For more information please contact Brad Barnes at the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA at (727) 559-0500. BTAG is closed on Pro Education days and other Pinellas County School closure days.