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

Annual Report 2020

While 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, there were still victories to celebrate at Community Youth Advance. CYA students increased their math scores by an average of 25 percent and Reading/Language Arts scores by an average of 27 percent. For the first time in our 15-year history transportation was not a barrier […]

We’re Hiring!!

Community Youth Advance is hiring! We are expanding our team to support Mentoring Development and Youth Re-Engagement! Are you passionate about youth development and supporting students in unleashing their brilliance? We would love to have you join our team! Use the below links to check out the job descriptions and apply today! Director of Youth […]

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 […]

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