A WORD FROM THE ED!
Today is the last day of 2020 and with a gracious heart I say goodbye! Despite the hardships this year has brought for many, it was a year of intentional connectivity, rest and reflection, ingenuity, change, and growth. The arts community took creativity to new heights with virtual programming, curated online concerts, and banded together to provide shared resources and content as outlets for healing and expression during these challenging times. I'm grateful to know that we made it, thrived and stayed safe along the way. I welcome 2021 with open arms and look forward to sharing the exciting new endeavors of LTYC including the launch of LTYC LEARN and collaborating with more community leaders, youth and supporters. Cheers to the New Year!
Dana Carr, MAT
Executive Director

OUR YEAR IN REVIEW
What a year 2020 has been! We pivoted in the heart of a global pandemic to bring arts enrichment to families near and far through digital content, virtual and in-person programming, led charitable initiatives and community based events. Take a look at our journey this year!
SPECIAL FEATURES
HOWARD COUNTY SCHOLARS WINTER SHOWCASE
Thank you to our amazing staff, scholars, parents and partners including The Howard County Local Children's Board for your contribution to the Howard County Scholars Winter Showcase! If you missed our virtual showing on 12/23/2020, click below to view!
ANNUAL PARTNER'S LUNCHEON
Join LTYC and friends for our Annual Luncheon to learn more about LTYC's mission and vision and newest initiatives to impact youth and families through arts education. The event will be held virtually on February 16, 2021 at 12PM featuring Host, Dionne Joyner-Weems of the AudaCity Group, Keynote Speaker and Owner of Mess In A Bottle, Kalilah Wright, a cooking demonstration by Executive Chef Aaron Taylor of the Atlas Restaurant Group, performances, artist collaboration, a virtual arts gallery, and much more!

Each registered guest will receive a curated Partner Pack that will include giveaways from our sponsors, a special ingredient for the cooking demonstration, materials for the guided art exercise and more.

We are seeking local artists, entrepreneurs and creatives in the DMV who are interested in sharing and selling their artwork in our virtual art gallery and agree to donating 25% of the proceeds sold to the organization. The gallery will be showcased prior to and after the event for a limited time for direct purchase by event attendees. If you are interested in participating and learning more about the event and any vending opportunities, please complete the VIRTUAL ARTS GALLERY INTEREST FORM.

Interested in being a sponsor for the event? Email us at events@ltyc.net for more information.  
JABO RADIO SHOW INTERVIEW
LTYC's Founder & President, Dr. Dermell was featured on the Just A Bit Outside Radio Show on December 22, 2020. The episode included discussions about sports, LTYC's impact on arts education and "The Show About Tomorrow". Click below to listen to the interview segment.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR L.O.V.E. DRIVE
Thanks to our generous arts advocates, we've almost reached our goal! There's still time to give to our annual L.O.V.E. Drive! Your donation will benefit youth and families with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in the arts as well as gain access to educational and household essentials.
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!
THE MOCKINGBIRD FOUNDATION
LTYC was recently awarded a grant by The Mockingbird Foundation. The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans, has announced sixteen (16) new grants totaling $111,771 in support of music education for children. This is Mockingbird’s 25th round of competitive grants, one of the largest disbursement in the Foundation’s history, and brings total disbursements by the Foundation to more than $1.7M.

The grants were enhanced by funds from Phish’s own WaterWheel Foundation, which funded half of two of the grants; by the Kristy Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund (KAMM), which provided 50% of one of the grants; and through the direct contributions of hundreds of Phish fans. Mockingbird also increased one grant beyond the requested amount, having been particularly impressed by that applicant. To learn more visit https://mbird.org/
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.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS
THE SHOW ABOUT TOMORROW
The next episode of "The Show About Tomorrow" will air on February 6, 2021 at 1PM on Facebook Live. Hosts Dr. Dermell, Eze Jackson and Lady Brion will discuss current national happenings and the future of Black families in Baltimore. Stay tuned for updates and show details.
If you missed the last TSAT episode, we've got you covered!
LTYC SHOP
Want to show your support to our arts based nonprofit in a fashionable way? Make a donation today by visiting the LTYC SHOP and receive an item of your choice from our featured apparel and accessories at www.LTYCSHOP.net.
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 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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