Committed to closing the achievement gap for students of color (a gap that grows to 30+ points for children categorized as economically disadvantaged), CYA's weekly tutoring, high-quality instruction, hands-on learning, and problem-solving, builds strong academic skills for Prince George's County students. The curriculum reinforces what students learn in school and exposes them to entirely new topics – health, arts, cooking, entrepreneurship, financial literacy – and to college- and career-readiness programs. CYA marries education with mentoring to promote interaction, growth, and character building. Weekly group activities include separate boys' and girls' groups, and one-on-one mentoring when available. Case management for academically disengaged students, begun in partnership with PGCPS, is a response to the disengagement of thousands of youth during distance learning: increased family support, and referral services are all designed to reconnect students with learning – and with their futures.

Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County

Where They Operate: MD-Prince George's County; Capital Heights; Upper Marlboro; Largo; Landover

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Students

Schools They Work In: Walker Mill Middle School; Kettering Middle School

  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) your organization serves annually:   Over 100
  • Number of hours of volunteer work you record annually:   2,500
  • Other:  
    • 100% of boys reported that they agree or strongly agree that M2M has "made me want to try harder in school" and "helped me learn how to make better decisions".• Participation was increased by 40% over last year. Out of 47 students new last year, 35 sta
  • Hours of tutoring, mentoring, or class-time you provide annually:   500
  • High school graduation rate (or GED completion rate) of your students:   100%

Awards & Recognition

2010 Maryland Governor's Volunteer Service Award
2008 Excellence in Mentoring Award, by the Maryland Mentoring Partnership


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Budget (FY2021)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Community Youth Advance is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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