Harnessing the Power of Community to Help Our Youth Thrive

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


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.


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 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.

Our Impact

Number of Students Served 2017–2018
Program Sites
Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month


CYA Talks with Pat Muse on NBC4 News for Your Sunday

Community Youth Advance joins Pat Muse to talk about the grant award, our programs, and our upcoming I’ll Always Love My Mama 5k.

Save the Date

  • 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Camelot by Martin's 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Men & Women Who Make the Difference 2018

Our Men and Women Who Make the Difference Gala is where we celebrate men and women in our community who are making the difference in the lives of young people in Prince George’s County. Our theme for this year is “Blazing Comets”. Like comets, all of our honorees service the lives of others, transforming families with small acts that collectively amount to a beautifully stunning trail of positive impact.

Our Supporters