Donate to GYAC Button. Click to go to the donate page.

Walter M. Jackson Summer Camp applications are online.
Click HERE to view and print application.

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young boy with back pack
Schoolboy holding up a completed worksheet and smiling
two girls with back packs, smiling for the camera

Welcome to GYAC!


The Gifford Youth Achievement Center operates to promote a mission whereby the multiple barriers faced by many of the citizens of the Gifford Community and the Indian River County area may be alleviated and/or replaced by goals that promote the ability of youth and adults to live in a productive community whereby maximizing the quality of their lives. We also envision the Gifford Youth Achievement Center to foster holistic and balanced living by establishing a mechanism for individual growth and development for all residents.


GYAC has been fortunate to receive a generous amount of media coverage on our expansion and Ribbon Cutting to be held on May 15th.
Please click HERE to read the entire story in Luminaries on April 29th.


Click HERE to read the article on the front page of April 30th's Press Journal.

  1. Click here on this link to view a video on our growth downloaded on
  2. Be sure to check back periodically to follow the progress.

staff hiring

Please click HERE for an employment application.



Vero Beach Magazine
April, 2019
Donation by IR Education Foundation


Indian River Newsweekly
Proctor Finishes on Time and Budget
April 24, 2019


Indian River Newsweekly
April 17, 2019
Dream Weaver Campaign

For more articles about GYAC, click on NEWS page.


Click to view video
by Freddie Woolfork


Click to learn more about the Gifford Youth Achievement Center.

Kids at Hope Logo. Click to go to their website. May not be ADA compliant. Link opens new window.
Amazon Smile Logo. Click to go to Amazon Smile. May not be ADA compliant. Link opens new window.
Indian River Logo. Click to go to Indian River's website. May not be ADA compliant. Link opens new window.
United Way Logo. Click to go to United Way's website. May not be ADA compliant. Link opens new window.