At the age of 14 in 2009, I made the 31-day journey by myself to the United States from El Salvador crossing half of El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and the southern United States to Washington DC, where I reunited with my mother.
After ten years of providing successful workforce services, LAYC's Maryland division, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), lost federal funding for its free GED and job training programs for low-income youth in Montgomery County.
To continue offering life-changing opportunities to some 350 of the most vulnerable youth in the county, we must urgently raise $50,000 by the end of the summer.
Thank you for your support!
CHAMPS FOR YOUTH
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Sneed,
Stephanie Sneed joined the LAYC family around a year and a half ago as the Stages of Life program coordinator, a sexual wellness program that serves 300 middle school students at partner schools each year.
LAYC's Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) has taken on job training in the solar industry thanks to a partnership with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a non-profit that brings together community partners... Read More
LAYC Staff Committee Takes on Social and Racial Justice
Some of us youth at LAYC grew up without enough of something. Maybe it was food, maybe it was money, and maybe it was time with our parents. Read More
Bard at LAYC Class of 2016
After a year of hard work, challenging assignments, discussions, and reflection, the LAYC Bard College Clemente Class of 2016 celebrated the completion of the academic year. Read More