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After School Tutoring

CAYA Programs

CAYA offers a suite of programs to help develop well-rounded youth and their families including academic tutoring, job readiness training, etiquette, arts, mentorships, summer leadership camp, conflict resolution, athletics, cheer and more.

Tutoring & Homework Cafe

The Homework Cafe consists of quiet space and computer lab for students to get homework completed, with tutors available to assist the students. Special tutoring services are also available to football and cheer participants.

Sports Programs

CAYA offers seasonal athletic programs in football, basketball, baseball and softball, along with cheer programs for all sports.

A little bit about CAYA

Our mission is to facilitate the positive development of youth for the benefit of youth, their families, and the community by fostering and promoting the value of education, through sponsorship of academics, life skills, cultural arts, and athletic programs. These programs focus on the development and growth of individual character, responsibility, and group interaction for at-risk youth.

For over 50 years, CAYA has been proud to contribute to the development of many exceptional individuals, including an impressive list of community leaders and accomplished professional athletes.

Current CAYA Programs

Tutoring and After-School Homework Cafe
Customer Service Training/Job readiness
Etiquette Training
Youth Mentorship
Veterans services
Summer Leadership & Education Camp
CD Panther Football and Cheer
Computer Coding Classes
Central Area Youth Association

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  • Emerald City Basketball Academy
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