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


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.


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 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

Number of Students Served through 2018–2019
Program Sites
Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month


Project Backpack has Returned

Community Youth Advance, with the support of local businesses and organizations, will provide backpacks, school supplies and encouragement to nearly 1,000 youth throughout the country through Community Youth Advance’s 3rd annual Project Backpack Drive! All students, whether they are in Pre-K, a senior in high school, or somewhere in between, are working hard to stay […]

CYA is the recipient of a Grant from Many Hands

THANK YOU! We are so honored to be a Many Hands Partner Grantee! This funding will help us fully launch our Train-the-Trainer Program this summer, designed to increase our capacity to provide tutoring for our K – 8th graders!    By training our High School students to serve as tutors they model they have the […]

Let’s Get Into Good Trouble!

This school year has been far from ordinary! A worldwide pandemic, adjustments to distance learning, protests against social injustice — the world is changing before our very eyes. This is our chance to come together as youth to let our voices be heard. Join Community Youth Advance (CYA) as we host our first annual youth leadership conference […]

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