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


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 […]

Congratulations Are In Order

Join us in congratulating our Board Member Marcus N. Daniels on his promotion to Vice President at NAI Michael. Marcus has served as CYA’s Board Chairman Since 2019 and Member of the Board of Directors since 2018.  NAI Michael Promotes Marcus N. Daniels to VP in Maryland

CYA – Academics Mid-Year Reports

CYA Academic Mid-Year Reports    In the Community Youth Advance Mid Year Program evaluation reports, there are three guiding questions:  1) What evidence is there to suggest that the GoVirtual programs are having an impact on targeted student populations academic outcomes? 2) Does the GoVirtual program create a safe and nurturing learning environment for students? […]

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