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.