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.


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
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Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month


Working 4 The Community: CYA Executive Director receives NBC4 Award

We are thrilled to announce our Executive Director Danielle Middlebrooks and our Board Chair Marcus Daniels are recipients of the 2020 NBC4/Telemundo 44 Working 4 The Community Award! The pair, along with nonprofit leaders throughout DC and Maryland were awarded during the NBC4/T44 Black History Month Reception on February 25, 2020. “I’m honored to receive […]

Save the Date

  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
I’ll Always Love My Mama 5k – 2020
Join us for our Annual I'll Always Love My Mama 5K Community Youth Advance is proud to celebrate mothers with a family-fun 5k to promote wellness and community. Join our students, families, mentors, staff and board members for a walk (or run) at your own pace along the trail at Watkins Regional Park. Take this opportunity [...]

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