To harness the power of community and transform out-of-school time to Teach, Reach and Keep youth on the path to success.
CYA began in Prince George’s County as Mentoring to Manhood (M2M) in 2005, a mentorship nonprofit focused on stemming violence and building positive character in young men. As M2M grew to more than 100 young men served, our founders informed by history, data and partnership, merged with Community Tutoring Inc, a grassroots tutoring program operating in the same Prince George’s County communities.
With the merger, Community Youth Advance was incorporated in 2017, becoming one of the region’s largest, most comprehensive academic and mentorship nonprofits, serving more than 600 youth in six community and school-based locations. Our programs provide a comprehensive array of services including mentoring, personal tutoring, experiential learning, team building and entrepreneurial education under three mission goals: Teach, Reach and Keep.