About Columbia Youth Adventurers

Columbia Youth Adventurers (CYA) is a social excursion and mentorship program that provides low-income children an opportunity to engage in learning and enrichment activities outside of the classroom. Barnard and Columbia volunteers lead cultural and recreational trips to sites around the city. The program seeks to foster self-esteem, an appreciation of cultural activities and traditions, and a passion for education and learning. Weekly sessions are from 10am-2pm on Saturdays at various locations.


Interested in volunteering?

Please email your year, school, and a brief statement of interest to [email protected]com.


Partner Organizations

  • P.S. 129

  • P.S. 180


For more information, click here to visit the Columbia Youth Adventurers facebook page.