Frederick Douglass once noted, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Fifteen years ago, four black men made a decision to break the cycle of pain by building up youth in their community in a deep and meaningful way. Despite a deficit of hope and a surplus of hurdles, they charged into the lives of young boys and girls to teach them how to unleash their brilliance. Today, we are honored to see the success of thousands of young people that many of YOU have helped to spark.
We are so proud that Community Youth Advance (CYA) has become a vital part of the Prince George’s County community. We have helped to transform the lives of our students through empowerment, compassion, and the development of their character. We have always rejected the notion that we can do this work alone. A broad community of friends including business leaders, neighbors and colleagues have made CYA a trusted partner, because they see results in our youth – year after year.
Would you join us this year as we continue to champion positive change and create an environment where our young people thrive? In year 15, we are “SHINING BRIGHT.” Our students are SHINGING BRIGHT! Our volunteers, mentors and educators are SHINING BRIGHT! And we trust you are just as excited, because you understand the lifelong impact you are making when you invest in this incredible organization. Investing in our youth is one of the best and most important investments we can make.
Let’s celebrate this amazing journey and the collective impact we have made together over last 15 years! Our 15th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020.
We would like you to consider making a commitment for an extra-special sponsorship for this amazing milestone. Your partnership is even more critical given our expanded scope and the additional support at some of our county’s schools that are most in need.
The enclosed sponsorship package outlines promotional benefits for each level of sponsorship support. We look forward to partnering with you to celebrate our youth and continue the transformative work that makes their success possible.
With your support, we will continue to build up more than 600 young people over the next year!