At 15 years old, Aaron McFarland already has an idea what he wants to be: a congressman.
The South Hagerstown High School student said he spent some time in the office of U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., as part of a Day on the Job program and liked the experience.
Faith Franklin isn't mincing words regarding her future, either.
"I plan on being a pediatrician," the 12-year-old Northern Middle School student said during a Black Achievers event Sunday at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.
McFarland and Franklin are among a group of students who have taken advantage of the Black Achievers program at the Hagerstown YMCA.
The national program, which started at the Harlem New York YMCA in 1971, connects adult role models to students to help the youth set career and educational goals. It is also intended to turn idle time among youths into productive time.