A WORD FROM THE ED!
As we enter month nine of this pandemic, we miss even more the human connection of students in classrooms, staff in meetings, and connecting with new people who want to support the organization in different ways. Until we can return to that, hopefully one day soon, we can continue to be creative in ways to connect, inspire and share the work. Our upcoming Partners Luncheon will be a way to STILL engage with art and others, and learn more about LTYC. Our Love Drive, happening now, will allow us to STILL bless families in need in the communities we serve. This holiday season will be unlike any other and has made me even more grateful for my 2nd family-a strong community of artists, educators, and leaders who have chosen to persevere through tough times and STILL create. You will see in this newsletter how busy we have been to ensure that we are still living our mission and impacting the next generation. I am grateful for busy, and all of the amazing experiences and opportunities that lie ahead.
Dana Carr, MAT
Executive Director

FEATURED PARTNER
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SPECIAL FEATURES
BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN
LTYC is excited to announce the launch of our digital billboard campaign through Clear Channel Outdoor featuring our Annual L.O.V.EDriveLTYC LEARN and LTYC SHOP! If you live in the Baltimore Metro or Prince George's County areas, look for our ads in your travels!
LTYC LEARN
LTYC LEARN is an online arts learning system for educators, students and families. Through virtual classrooms, a professional learning suite, leadership institute and direct service programs, LEARN will ignite creativity and inspire us all to reimagine the art of learning. LTYC LEARN is a space to share ideas and resources, access creative opportunities and experiences and collaborate with a network of arts lovers, advocates, and practitioners.
 
  • Inspiring the next generation of artists, educators, and leaders
  • Discovering the possibilities of arts education in a whole new way
  • Transforming learning, one artist at a time 
 
Join us to Creatively Connect. And LEARN!
HOWARD COUNTY SCHOLARS
Culinary Creations

Our scholars in Howard County are learning new ways to sharpen their culinary skills each week. From homemade chicken soup, to breakfast burritos, the young chefs are well on their way to becoming future Top Chef contestants!
Game Truck Fun!

The game truck was also a hit with the middle schoolers and a great way to unwind after a day of distance learning.
LTYC Mask Off Challenge
Students were eager to participate in our mask design challenge for a chance to have their masks reproduced by a local artist. Voting takes place this week for the top 3 entries! Here is a sneak peak of a few of the submissions.
BGE VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER DAY
On Friday, November 5, 2020, LTYC's Board Member, Joshua Papsan led his team at BGE through a virtual volunteer event in support of our annual L.O.V.E. Drive to assemble donated arts kits and learn more about the impact of LTYC. With their support we were able to raise and gift $10,000 worth of arts supplies and book bags for our Elev8 scholars!
Elev8 scholars enjoying their gifts
Arts supplies galore!
Special delivery from BGE!
SPREAD L.O.V.E. ON GIVING TUESDAY
December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform communities and the world. LTYC's mission and vision reflect our deep commitment to today’s youth, empowering them to excel in the arts, academics, and social development, build higher self-esteem, and achieve success and balance in their lives. In the spirit of giving during this festive season, we're directing our #GivingTuesday efforts towards our annual L.O.V.E Drive initiative.

Please stand with LTYC on #GivingTuesday in support of our mission to continue to transform lives through the arts and give back to the communities we serve.

With your love and support, proceeds from your donation will provide resources to our youth and families during these critical times.

  • Your $25 gift provides essential household items for a family in need
  • Your $50 gift provides non-perishable food items for a family in need
  • Your $100 gift provides warm winter clothing and a new coat to a family in need
  • Your $200 gift provides essential household items, non-perishable food items, warm winter clothing and a new coat to a family in need.

There is no gift, too big or too small. We sincerely appreciate your consideration and generosity in support of our L.O.V.E. Drive on #GivingTuesday!
Here's more information on our annual L.O.V.E. Drive!
Our annual L.O.V.E. Drive is in motion and we're giving back to the communities of the schools and partners we serve. Every year LTYC collects monetary donations, non-perishable food goods, household items, and new winter clothing to donate to families in need. Our 2020 goal is to raise $20,000 towards this charitable initiative and we're half way there! Many thanks to our sponsor, Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) for donating $10,000 of in-kind gifts to this year's campaign. Please consider contributing to our L.O.V.E. Drive so that we can spread love and kindness throughout this giving season. For in-kind donations, please contact us at info@ltyc.net.
Help us make a difference and impact the community!

Accepting donations October 1, 2020-December 15, 2020
THANK YOU
TEACHERS OF TOMORROW
Do you know youth who are interested in teaching the arts? We are looking for qualified youth in grades 6-8 that live in Baltimore City to participate.

If you or someone you know may be interested in this FREE program please email dana.carr@ltyc.net for more information.
NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE!
"Using the Creative Process to Discuss Social Justice."

Course description: The arts are a powerful tool for healing, transformation and collaboration. In this course, participants will tackle tough social issues using the arts as a tool to gain inspiration, discuss personal meaning, address bias, and ultimately create an awareness that will equip them for their return back to students in our current climate.

LTYC has virtual and in person PD courses that are affordable relevant, and engaging! We are here to meet your professional development needs.

Click the link below to view more PD offerings and book today!
UNITED WAY OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA
Give to Arts Education through Your Workplace Giving Campaign!

Now more than ever it is essential for youth to stay connected to the arts. Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center has partnered with United Way to make it easy for you to donate in support of arts education. As the fall workplace charity giving season is just around the corner, remember what a difference you can make in the lives of youth by connecting them to quality arts programming.

Provide the following United Way identification number to your workplace giving campaign to donate to LTYC:
9233

Does your organization hold a yearly charity giving campaign event? Let us know! We would love to come share how LTYC’s youth programs strengthen communities and change lives. 


What would $25 do for our organization?
Cover the cost of instructional materials for one student.

What would $50 do for our organization?
Provide extended day enrichment for students and parents who have a need for out of school time activities. 

What would $100 do for our organization?
Help to sponsor a school interested in holding a creative arts or arts integration workshop.

What would $250 do for our organization?
Provide a professional development training experience for teachers to integrate the arts into their classroom.

What would $500 do for our organization?
Allow a child to participate in summer programming where creative, academic, and enriched social experiences will take place.
MOVE MARYLAND
UPCOMING EVENTS
THE SHOW ABOUT TOMORROW
The Show About Tomorrow will air on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1PM on Facebook Live! We will welcome our guest Tamara Jade, Maryland native and renowned vocalist featured on NBC's The VOICE as we discuss current national happenings, the impacts of everyday life, and the future of Black Families in Baltimore and similar communities.
If you missed the last TSAT episode, we've got you covered! Click below to view.
PARTNER'S LUNCHEON 2021
Remembering LTYC's 15th Anniversary Partner's Luncheon
LTYC SHOP
BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SALE!
All monetary support, donations, and proceed portions benefit LTYC’s Development Fund. The Development Fund provides resources for field trips, arts supplies, expansion, scholarships, experiences, programming discounts, charitable donations, and community outreach.
PARTNER WITH US!
Are you interested in collaborating with LTYC SHOP? We're seeking partnerships with local businesses, artists, students, educational institutions and more! For more information, please contact us at shop@ltyc.net
"ART IS LIFE" TRAILER
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc. (LTYC) is committed to developing positive social development, academic success and creativity in the minds of today's youth. LTYC integrates arts and education to develop an enthusiasm for learning that transfers into increased academic performance and positive youth development. As part of our team, you'll join a dynamic group of professionals who are passionate about arts education and the future of today's youth. If you are looking for additional contractual instructional opportunities, LTYC is the perfect place for you!!

We are seeking bilingual arts educators in Baltimore, Greater Baltimore, & the DC/Metro for the following content areas:

  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Creative Writing
  • Theatre
  • Media Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • STEAM 
  • Yoga

LTYC's ideal Instructor qualifications:

  • Experience with virtual learning and instruction.
  • 3 Years of age appropriate classroom teaching experience in applicable content area.
  • Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree in content area preferred
  • MD Teaching Certification, or at least 30 completed college credits. 
  • Excellent supervision, managerial, and organizational skills.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hr@ltyc.net

Click below for details on our open position!
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
VIRTUAL ARTS LEARNING RESOURCES

Here's a list of virtual resources for arts learning you can try.
NO INTERNET?
Don’t worry. We have you covered! Here are a few educational packets for grade levels K-12. Click the links below to download the packets.
Grades K-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
HEALTHY FOODS TO BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
Healthy eating and nutrition plays a major part in building a strong immune system and your overall health. Here are a few suggested healthy immune system-supporting foods that Dr. Axe recommends for kids and adults. Read more on Dr. Axe.


  • Fruits: apples, oranges, lemons, limes, kiwi, papaya, melons, berries
  • Vegetables: bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, kale, cauliflower
  • Nuts: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts
  • Seeds: chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds
  • Protein Foods: grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, free-range poultry, eggs, tempeh, yogurt, legumes
  • Whole Grains: couscous, quinoa, brown rice, oats, farro, barley, buckwheat
  • Fats and Oils: avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter
  • Herbs and Spices: ginger, garlic, cinnamon, black pepper
  • Beverages: green tea, kombucha, coconut water, kefir
LET'S GET SOCIAL
PARTNER WITH LTYC
PARTNER WITH LTYC
If you would like to partner with LTYC and see a program near you, please email partner@ltyc.net.
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc.
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