Category Archives: Success Stories

Giant Foods Pledges $500,000 to DMV-Area Organizations that Support Racial Equality

Giant Foods, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced in September 2020 a commitment of $500,000 to support long-standing community partner organizations and local HBCUs. Funding will be directed to these partners to support their work and engagement to address equality across efforts in education, mentorships, programming and nutrition of children and adults. […]

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 […]

Meet Jordan

Meet Jordan, a Community Youth Advance Mentoring to Manhood student: My name is Jordan Baxter; I am 14 years old and I have Autism. I have social, emotional speech and developmental delay. I currently run track, take martial arts every day and I attending Mentoring to Manhood. I currently attend Surrattsville High School located in Clinton, MD which […]

Raymond’s Story

“As an 8th grader at Kenmoor Middle, I excelled at football and basketball, and struggled in my classes. I was a C and D student. Sports had my full attention and that was a problem. I joined M2M for tutoring and mentoring. My mentors recognized my dedication to sports and helped me not only overcome […]

Dhevan’s Story

“I just finished my 10th grade year successfully, thanks to M2M. When I joined the tutoring program, I had a 2.75 GPA. The tutoring I received boosted my 2nd quarter report card grades to a 3.67 GPA. I continued with tutoring and remained on honor roll for both the 3rd and 4th quarters. My tutors, […]

JaAir’s Story

“I’m a 6th grader and I just finished my first year with M2M. I couldn’t get my grades above a C in my main classes. Thanks to M2M, I improved my grades to finally making honor roll for both the 3rd and 4th quarters. I was glad to be able to turn my grades around, […]

Powerful Student Testimonial

This is my first year in the program and I am here to tell you how Mentoring 2 Manhood has transformed me in my journey from being a boy to a man.  Before I came to M2M I had challenges that kept me from living up to my potential. I seemed to always be in […]

Jawan’s Story

Jawan, a sophomore in high school, lives with his mother and grandmother and is very close to both of them.  Even though his parents are divorced he gets to see his father every other weekend.  His interests include listening to music, studying, shopping, and going to the movies. Jawan’s role model is Leonardo DiCaprio. When […]

Jay’s Story

Jay, in his fourth year at Mentoring to Manhood, is an 11th grader with high aspirations and a grounded attitude.  His mother signed him up for the program, and he has since gained a stronger work ethic and better study habits, which he hopes will translate positively to his future academic career. Jay has an […]