Harnessing the power of community to Teach, Reach and Keep youth on the path to success.

Community Youth Advance is dedicated to advancing the academic, social and career opportunities of boys and girls by providing them, and their families, academic enrichment, mentorship, college prep assistance and access to career training. Community Youth Advance provides comprehensive educational and character-based programming for students in grades K-12.

Our Programs

Academics

Our academic programs include extended-day, Saturday, and summer learning opportunities. Our programs are staffed by certified educators. Science, technology, engineering, art, and math are integral to our curriculum.

Mentorship

Our flagship mentoring program utilizing a matching system to ensure maximum compatibility for optimal relationship building. Our ability to affect the lives of young people rely on the mutual trust between mentor and mentee.

Pathways

Pathways introduce students and mentees to college and career options and are integrated into our academic and mentorship programs. Experiences include college tours, test prep, and mock interviews.

Our Impact

687
Number of Students Served through 2018–2019
8
Program Sites
80
Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month
60
Mentors

Newsworthy

Welcome our New Executive Director Jhae Thompson

Community Youth Advance welcomes new Executive Director Jhae Thompson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2021 (Hyattsville, MD) – Community Youth Advance has announced the hiring of a new Executive Director, Jhae Thompson. Jhae has provided strategic vision and organizational management in the education and nonprofit sector for the last 13 years. Jhae’s leadership consistently supports […]

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