A WORD FROM THE ED!
This year's “back to school” looked like nothing we have ever experienced before. Children all across the world geared up to sit in front of the computer from their bedrooms, living rooms or other designated spaces for an entire day of virtual classes. No new school clothes, tennis shoes, book bags or fun bus rides to and from school. Parents have become teachers, administrators, mentors, cafeteria workers, guidance counselors, and more. If nothing, this pandemic has helped everyone to appreciate the very critical role a teacher plays in a student’s life and the amount of work involved in educating our youth. 

I remain grateful and humbled by the opportunities we have been provided with to ensure that every child’s academic experience is inclusive of the arts. We are driven around this now, more than ever, as the arts provide an outlet, a fun and safe space, an opportunity to emote, create and express, and provide healing. We are excited about serving communities and being supportive throughout this time through arts education experiences, events and resources. Please help us to help others as we prepare for our annual L.O.V.E. Drive, and give back to those communities we serve. As fall is upon us and the days get shorter, it is only more motivation for all of the work that still needs to be done. We hope you will join us in this work and help us to continue to reach and impact the youth, and inspire the future leaders of tomorrow, today!
Dana Carr, MAT
Executive Director

FEATURED PARTNER
Our featured partner this month is Promise Heights. The Promise Heights initiative was established in 2009 by the University of Maryland School of Social Work to improve educational outcomes for youth and ensure families are healthy and successful in the West Baltimore communities of Upton/Druid Heights. Promise Heights offers a continuum of solutions under 4 domains: early learning, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, college and career, and family and community. Click HERE to read more about their impact and service throughout their community systems and partnerships.
SPECIAL FEATURES
HOWARD COUNTY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Pictured above Dana Carr, LTYC Executive Director and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball
County Executive Ball Announces $1.3 Million in CARES Act Funding for HoCo STRIVES Virtual Learning Support

On September 21, 2020, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Public School's Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano joined other county stakeholders to announce $1.3 million in CARES Act Funding to support children and families through the county’s HoCo STRIVES (Strategies To Reach an Inclusive Vision and Equitable Solutions) initiative. Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center was awarded $750,000 to administer the Howard County Scholars Program for in-person education of middle school students from September through December 2020. This program, at no cost to families, engages students by supporting and supplementing virtual learning with social and emotional development and enrichment activities. Watch the full press conference HERE and read the full press release HERE.
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.
L.O.V.E. DRIVE
Help us make a difference and impact the community!

Accepting donations October 1, 2020-December 15, 2020
ART IS L.O.V.E. MASK
Announcing the special release of the ART IS L.O.V.E mask in honor of L.O.V.E. Drive season 2020! The proceeds from your purchase will support our annual initiative to give back to families in need. This limited edition will be available for purchase between 10/1-12/15. Stay tuned for tomorrow's release!
#MANOAC20
LTYC is a proud sponsor and exhibitor for the 2020 Maryland Nonprofits & Marfy Annual Conference being held on October 14th and 15th. The Annual Conference is an exciting, fully virtual two-day convening of hundreds of nonprofit leaders who are Rising to the Challenge to show up and make great things happen despite difficult times. The event features Keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis, over 30 breakout sessions and more. Click HERE for more event details.
THANK YOU
REMEMBERING JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer for women's equality, establishing their right to:

  • sign a mortgage without a man⠀
  • have a bank account without a male co-signer⠀
  • have a job without being discriminated based on gender⠀
  • be pregnant/have kids and work⠀
  • have a pension equal to male counterparts⠀
  • be lawyers and law makers⠀
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While these accomplishments scratch the surface of Justice Ginsburg’s extraordinary work, she's created a lasting impact on women’s rights and gender equality.
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From the bottom of our hearts, thank you RBG for all you have done for women, this country, and all of humanity. Rest in Power.

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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.
YOUR VOTE. YOUR VOICE.
Election day is quickly approaching and now more than ever, we must let our voices be heard. One vote has the power to change our future. Here's how you can do your part.

  1. Register to vote.
  2. Find out where your polling place is or participate in early voting by mail.
  3. Do your research about the candidates on the local, state and federal level to learn what they stand for.
  4. Create your list of candidates who you're voting for.
  5. Cast your ballot.

Visit www.vote.org for more information to exercise your right to vote and stay informed.
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
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, and instructional support staff 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 positions!
LTYC SHOP
NEW MERCH IS HERE!
CELEBRATING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
We are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with a limited edition release of the ART IS LIFE mask. 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Mikey's Miracle Foundation. Their mission is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and their families during their fight against cancer. Stay tuned for tomorrow's release to show your support!
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
UPCOMING EVENTS
THE SHOW ABOUT TOMORROW
The Show About Tomorrow will air on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 1PM on Facebook Live! This episode will feature special guest Tiffany Majors, President of the Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) to discuss GBUL's community initiatives and how their mission contributes to the futures of Black families in Baltimore.
If you missed the last TSAT episode, we've got you covered! Click below to view.
MOVE MARYLAND
LTYC is thrilled to have joined MOVE Maryland, a virtual day of wellness to move Maryland's Nonprofits forward.

MOVE Maryland will take place online on Saturday, November 7, 2020 beginning at 9AM. Participants who fundraise at least $200 prior to November 7th for their favorite cause will receive a unique access code to view the workout sessions, groove to energizing music, and receive an absolute abundance of inspiration.

Here's how you can support:

  1. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 by donating to our campaign and share our page with your friends and family. From now until November 6, 2020, every dollar we raise will advance LTYC's mission to provide equitable access to the arts!
  2. Spread the word. Follow us on social media @LTYCArts and @MOVEMaryland for updates. Use hashtags #LTYCArts #MOVEmaryland #MOVEmarylandforward
  3. Sign-up to fundraise on our behalf! Register now at movemaryland.org. During registration, choose, "join a team", enter "LTYC Team" and select the sponsor organization "Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center".
PARTNER'S LUNCHEON 2021
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.
PO BOX 1213| OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117 | 443-261-LTYC | WWW.LTYC.NET