Category Archives: Recent News

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 […]

WOW! What A Year. Here’s What’s Coming Next!

Community Youth Advance is one of very few nonprofits in Prince George’s County offering comprehensive mentoring and academic support that includes one-on-one tutoring, high-quality instruction, and learning through exploration, problem solving, character development, and play. We have continued these services virtually throughout the pandemic, serving nearly 1,000 youth, including a caseload of more than 400 […]

Project Backpack has Returned

Community Youth Advance, with the support of local businesses and organizations, will provide backpacks, school supplies and encouragement to nearly 1,000 youth throughout the country through Community Youth Advance’s 3rd annual Project Backpack Drive! All students, whether they are in Pre-K, a senior in high school, or somewhere in between, are working hard to stay […]

CYA is the recipient of a Grant from Many Hands

THANK YOU! We are so honored to be a Many Hands Partner Grantee! This funding will help us fully launch our Train-the-Trainer Program this summer, designed to increase our capacity to provide tutoring for our K – 8th graders!    By training our High School students to serve as tutors they model they have the […]

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? […]

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 […]