A WORD FROM THE ED!
In spite of COVID-19, LTYC has had a busy summer. Over the past few months, we've been hard at work developing new programs and initiatives, facilitating virtual summer programs, moving into the next phase of our strategic plan, and preparing for the official launch of LTYC LEARN. We remain grateful for every opportunity to serve the community, families, and the youth of Maryland and D.C. This new school year will be like no other any of us have ever experienced-for many educators, it will mirror our first year of teaching-anxiousness, excitement, and embracing the unknown. Our team is up for the challenge and will approach this year with open minds, hearts and spirits. We wish everyone reading this a great school year full of discovery!
Dana Carr, MAT
Executive Director

FEATURED PARTNER
Our featured partner this month is Maryland Nonprofits. Maryland Nonprofits has worked to promote a thriving and effective nonprofit sector in Maryland for more than 25 years and serves as a statewide membership association and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Members of Maryland Nonprofits include access to educational resource materials, discounted workshops and conferences, discounts on products and services such as liability insurance and background checks, and representation in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill regarding the shared public policy priorities of Maryland’s nonprofit sector. Click HERE to read more about their impact and service throughout the state of MD.
SPECIAL FEATURES
CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATIVES
LTYC's Founder & President, Dr. Dermell & Executive Director, Dana Carr, MAT hosted Conversations with Creatives on August 20, 2020. They led a conversation about the arts during COVID-19 to discuss the importance of partnerships, recommendations for the changing climate and more! Click below to listen to the conversation.
WYPR INTERVIEW
LTYC's Executive Director, Dana Carr, MAT & Julia di Busolo, Executive Director of Arts Every Day were featured on WYPR's show "On the Record" to discuss the Baltimore Summer Arts Passport Initiative. The ‘Baltimore Summer Arts Passport’ offers alternative resources for students to engage in the arts from home. For more information about the Baltimore Summer Arts Passport, visit this link. 
CASE 4 PARTNERSHIP REPORT
Maryland schools are reopening to students at the end of August and beginning of September amid big challenges around safety, instructional models, and student and family support. Throughout the summer, the Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST Network) worked with students, families, and other youth development organizations from around the state to produce a set of recommendations and resources to aid in school reopening and community rebuilding through community partnerships. The report Bolstering Learning for Maryland’s Students During the Pandemic: The Case for Partnership provides practical recommendations for strong collaboration and coordination between schools and community-based organizations.

Download the report at bit.ly/Case4Partnership. For more resources on COVID-19 and recovery, visit www.mostnetwork.org/resources/recovery.

LTYC endorses this report and contributed to the recommendations.
CREATIVE COMPANY: ENGAGING FAMILIES IN THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
CALLING BALTIMORE YOUTH TO TELL YOUR STORY
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


Our featured partner this month is United Way of the National Capital Area. For nearly 50 years, United Way NCA has worked diligently to change the lives of people and families in their local area.

Uniting nearly 500 partner nonprofits, as well as corporate and community partners, Unity Way NCA is committed to creating a strong, vibrant community with excellent schools, good health, safe neighborhoods and jobs that pay a livable wage.


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.
WHY LTYC MAKES A DIFFERENCE
LTYC partnered with local Influencers and Leaders in Baltimore that advocate for their communities and arts education. View the PSA featuring:

  • LTYC Founder & President, Dr. Dermell
  • Composer & Conductor of The Soulful Symphony, Darin Atwater
  • Artist, Educator & Political Candidate, Rain Pryor
  • Political Strategist, Stefan Walker
  • Speech Pathologist, Teresa Buchheister
  • Radio Host, Speaker, Writer & Community Organizer, Farajii Muhammad
  • Artist, Creative, & Social Influencer Eze Jackson
  • Political Candidate & Community Activist, Carlmichael 'Stokey' Cannady

LTYC is on a mission to elevate, educate, and empower young people in our community. If you believe the arts should stay in your child's school, please join our cause! Learn more ways that you can support LTYC and to donate by visiting https://ltyc.net/donate.
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, instructional support and interpreters based 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!
SHOP FOR THE CAUSE
Would you like to make a difference and provide a deserving youth access to performing & creative arts? Please help us continue to make an impact in the lives of our future leaders.
"ART IS LIFE" TRAILER
UPCOMING EVENTS
THE SHOW ABOUT TOMORROW
The Show About Tomorrow will air on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1PM on Facebook Live! This episode will feature special guests Dionne Joyner-Weems and Delali Dzirasa of Hack Baltimore to discuss their experience in Baltimore, daily observations throughout the city, and how their vision will contribute to the futures of Black families in Baltimore. 
If you missed the last TSAT episode, we've got you covered!
LET'S GET SOCIAL
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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