Mission Statement

The Community Youth Program at St. John ’s, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round academic and enrichment programming to 4th-8th grade Roanoke City Public School students facing adversity in their everyday lives. The mission of CYP is to encourage learning, promote healthy mental and physical development, and provide a network of support for students and their families.

About Community Youth Program (CYP)

The Community Youth Program is an after-school and summer program for 4th-8th grade students in Roanoke City. CYP is an intentionally small program with enrollment capped at 35 students. CYP serves children from households with known barriers to academic success. We serve students from refugee families, day treatment students, children from unstable family situations, and children from families with unstable food supplies. 100% of CYP families fall below the 200% Federal Poverty Line and struggle to access food and transportation. There is no cost for students to attend, as the program is funded through grants and various fundraisers held throughout the year.

Our goal is simple: healthy, secure kids achieving higher grades with eyes wide open to future potential.