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.

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

Newsworthy

Welcome our New Board Members

Good afternoon CYA Family! We are continuing to grow and strengthen our infrastructure even during these trying times, and that means adding NEW MEMBERS to our amazing Board of Directors. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jeron Davis and Sterling Owens to our board! Smith School of Business. As an undergraduate, he was active […]

The Mentoring Impact

Mentoring to Manhood is a program of Community Youth Advance focused on supporting young men of color through mentorship, character building and life skills. Recently, we asked one of our graduating senior Andre and his brother Adriene to reflect on their experiences with the program and the lessons and skills they have learned that will sustain […]

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