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

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.

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.

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.

Our Impact

442
Number of Students Served 2017–2018
8
Program Sites
80
Hours Spent in Extended-Day Learning Each Month
40
Mentors

Newsworthy

Community Youth Advance: Closing The Gap report

MISSION: Community Youth Advance transforms out-of-school (OST) time to help our youth thrive. Our OST programs fill existing gaps in local school communities and help our youth find pathways forward. We harness the power of community to help economically disadvantaged youth excel and achieve more in school and life. CYA Saturday School and Newton’s Thinkers […]

Save the Date

11
May
  • 12:00 pm
  • Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
I’ll Always Love My Mama 5k – 2019
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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