Blog

20
Jan

Coding class’ are now available on Fridays!

Are you interested in learning how to create phone apps or your own game? C.A.Y.A loves teaching S.T.E.M! We now have computer coding class’ on for FREE every Friday. Perfect for all ages. Contact us for more information!

18
Jan

MLK Day is this Monday!

Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929 was an American inspiration; he was the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Mr. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in nonviolent action against racial diMartin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929 was an American inspiration; he was the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Mr. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. In 1964, he received the Nobel ...

07
Jan

CAYA is hosting free after school homework help and one on one tutoring at the Smilow Rainier Vista Beach Boys and Girls Club. Enrollment is from January 5 to the 15th. Please keep in mind: School week (M-F): 1. Three days maximum of tutoring/one on one 2. 1.5 hours maximum per day 3. No more than 6 hours per week Weekend: 1. Both days offered 2. 2 hours maximum per day 3. No more than 6 hours per week What is provided? One on One Tutoring: • Instructional program and curriculum • Student learning plan development and implementation • Student academic achievement with pre/post tests and assessment data • Parent/guardian and district communication ...

07
Jan

Try out the Homework Cafe

The Homework Cafe consists of a reserved quiet space for students along with a computer lab to get homework completed, with tutors available to assist the students. The Cafe is open, Monday through Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Forms are below- just fill out and send or drop off to CAYA. The forms are due by Oct. 10 and can either be emailed or dropped off. So what happens at the Homework and Tutoring Cafe? Programs include: (1) CREATIVE WRITING: Once a week all students of all ages are given a writing assignment. Children are given essays to write between 50-100+ words. ...

06
Oct

Try out the App Challenge!

28
Nov

XBOX Tournament!

25
Oct

CAYA: Overcoming Challenges

In the late 90’s CAYA almost folded. United Way withdrew its funding. The organization became approximately 1.4 million dollars in debt. The board wanted to give up and close CAYA, but Director Joe Staton said “No, this has been a community pillar for too long, always with youth focus. “ Joe was also a charter member and remembers how CAYA mentors helped shape and mold him and couldn’t let the doors close. Joe contacted Chris Bennett, owner of the Medium Newspaper/Radio station. At our lowest moment trying to survive, ...

05
Oct

CAYA Panthers!

The CAYA Panthers football season is in full-swing! After practicing for two hours a day, for five days a week since August, Panthers aged six to fifteen are out in the city for the 2012 season squaring off against the Rainier White Ravens, Seatac Sharks, Rainier Beach Vikings, Renton Rangers, Kent Cobras, Green River Ravens and Rainier Eagles. Friends, family and community members watching from the sidelines are watching history in the making, if the past is a guide. Many famous football players have come through the ranks ...

04
Oct

KJR Kares-A-Thon

CAYA would like to give a big shout out and thank you to KJR including us as a recipient of the recent KJR Kares-a-thon ending on September 21st. This year’s online and live on-air auction raised over $120,000 by offering unique “can’t be bought” experiences like the opportunity to job shadow Seahawks team photographer Rod Mar on the sidelines during a game, or the chance to have dinner with CAYA program graduate and NBA star Brandon Roy. The KJR Kares-a-thon is an annual tradition benefitting community ...

03
Oct

New CAYA Website!

Welcome to the new CAYA website! We have a new look that takes us back to our heritage as an organization. CAYA has been kindling the light inherent in its members, and readying them for the greatness that awaits them, for almost 50 years. A testament to these efforts is a lengthy and impressive list of its alumni, including sports stars and community activists. Using iconic elements from CAYA’s past, CAYA’s new image is as bold and compelling as the organization itself. The style of if the new look is inspired by the neon sign in the club’s entryway as a ...