Category Archives: Success Stories

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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 onĀ 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, emotionalĀ speech and developmental delay. I currently run track, take martial arts every day and IĀ attending Mentoring to Manhood. I currently attend Surrattsville High School located in Clinton,Ā MD which […]

Jawan’s Story

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