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Central Area Youth Association (CAYA)

In the 1950s Community leaders, O.L. Mitchell, Charles Huey and former Washington State Governor Booth Gardner, developed a plan to transform the Capital Hill Junior Football Association into the Central Area Youth Association.


The Central Area Youth Association was founded in 1964. O.L. Mitchell was the first Director of CAYA, an organization focusing on sports, tutoring, mentorship, and leadership development for youth between the ages of 9 – 18.


Outstanding CAYA “alumni” include Jason Terry (NBA) and Corey Dillon (NFL).

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