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
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Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month


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Cassius Priestly Is CYA’s New Board Chairman

Community Youth Advance is excited to announce the appointment of our next Board Chairman, Cassius Priestly. Mr. Priestly is Market President and Manager of the Commercial Banking Group at SunTrust Bank (Now Truist Bank) in the Greater Washington Region. He has served Community Youth Advance in various roles during his time on the Board of […]

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