CAYA Programs

– Programs Currently at CAYA


After school  homework help  in the areas of math, writing and spelling. We have found that mastering these basics skill areas is a great boost in the classroom. Students are matched up with volunteers who have strength in the area of the students’ needs.  Some resources we’ve used for tutoring are: University of Washington, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle University, YMCA, First AME church,  Mt Zion church,  AALF and local community  volunteers.

Customer Service Training/Job readiness

This training is done on a one-on-one bases  for students who are ready and old enough to work.  Teaching customer service skills, how to interview, how to complete and application and help in writing resumes.

Etiquette Training

Training is centered around everyday interactions that a student may encounter, for example, how to handle being in a complete service restaurant, respectfulness in a classroom, processing anger in a group settings and basic courtesies.


When a student desires to probe areas for their future in education and/or  jobs, we research and utilize our community relationship to identify a matches for them, that will enhance their knowledge in areas of interest to help them make more sound decisions when deciding which direction they’ll, go in furthering their education plans.   This match can happen a number of ways; a personal meeting, job shadowing, hands on experience or maybe a job.

Veterans services

Partnering with Veterans Military Association to provide housing, office space, resources, such as computer lab, exercise room, and other activities for veterans.

Summer Education Camp

Enhancement and readiness for the new school year in the areas of focusing and concentration through unique projects .  This included work in math, reading, writing spelling, history and educational games and activities. Kids ages 5 -13 years old.


Through a professional artist the students learn new and different ways of expressing themselves through art projects.

Sports & Cheer

Baseball & Softball ages 6 to 18, football ages 6 to 14, basketball and cheer.

R.B.I. Baseball

Boys and Girls Baseball and Softball teams for ages 6 to 18. This program is sponsored by the Seattle Mariners.

CD Panthers Youth Football Program

Ages 6 to 14.

After School Programs

Homework café, Computer Lab, Mentoring, Tutoring, College Prep, Job Shadowing, and Job Readiness.

Summer School Program

Partnering with Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to provide Academic Enrichment, Field Trips, and Outdoor Activities for kids ages 6 -15 years old.

We are partnering with the Veterans Military Association to provide housing, office space, resources, such as computer lab, exercise room, and other activities for veterans.

– Fundraising Activities

CAYA Kitchen

Open Monday thru Friday from 11am – 2pm, serving the Garfield High School students and local businesses.

Web Design

Developing websites, Barcode Technology for Cell Phones.

Talent Shows

CAYA will host local Talent shows for kids’ in middle school through high school.

Computer Repair Business

Local ITT students available to do repairs and upgrades on desktop and laptop computers.


CAYA is actively pursuing Federal and Local grant opportunities for Youth programs and administrative expenses.