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 2018ā€“2019
8
Program Sites
80
Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month
60
Mentors

Newsworthy

Partnership with UMD School of Public Health

Thanks to the University of Maryland’s Office of Community Engagement, CYA had the opportunity to partner with the University of Maryland School of Public Health and Dr. James Butler’s HLTH391 Scholarship in Practice class. HLTH391 students (working in 3 teams) created a series of surveys, two focus group moderator’s guides, a fact sheet and a […]

Giant Foods Pledges $500,000 to DMV-Area Organizations that Support Racial Equality

Giant Foods, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced in September 2020 a commitment of $500,000 to support long-standing community partner organizations and local HBCUs. Funding will be directed to these partners to support their work and engagement to address equality across efforts in education, mentorships, programming and nutrition of children and adults. […]

We are #PGCPSproud and #PGCPSsafe

Dear CYA Family and Friends, On Wednesday July 15, 2020 Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson announcedĀ PGCPS plans for distance learningĀ to begin the 2020-2021 school year. I’m writing today to let you know that we stand with Dr. Goldson, PGCPS administrators, parents and teachers in the desire to keep our students safe […]

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