A WORD FROM THE ED!
Though February is the typical time we celebrate Black History, this practice is something we want to implement all year long. There are so many heroes from the past who have helped to pave the way for organizations like LTYC, and current heroes who are our partners in this work, trying to make a difference for youth, families and communities. We are excited to see what this year will bring. Thank you to all of those who supported us at the luncheon, through kind words, and donations. All of your support is greatly appreciated and we could not do this without you. As students return to school next month, let us remember to be flexible, patient and operate with grace. Our youth need us now more than ever. I am so honored to be part of paving a new way for tomorrow!
Dana Carr, MAT
Executive Director

SPECIAL FEATURES
ANNUAL PARTNER'S LUNCHEON
We want to send a major thank you to our sponsors and community of supporters and partners who attended our virtual luncheon last week! Stay tuned for a peek into our Luncheon featuring our incredible Host, Dionne Joyner-Weems- CEO of the AudaCity Group, Guest Presenter Executive Chef Aaron Taylor- Atlas Restaurant Group , Guest Performer Brave Williams, Keynote Speaker Kalilah Wright- Owner of Mess In A Bottle, and Guest Artist Sarah Ross, Director of Education.
Congratulations to our
2021 Community Arts Leadership Award Recipient
Awsim Amin, Founder & Creative Director of the Actors Academy
If you missed our Annual Partner's Luncheon, here are a few additional ways that you can get involved with LTYC to make an impact in your community and foster youth engagement in the arts!
Ways to Give
PayPal: info@ltyc.net
Cash App: $LTYC
Text to Give: Text code LTYCARTS to 443-21
Stock: Fidelity Z40256317 | Broker Code: DTC 0226
Mail Check or Money Order: P.O. Box 1213 | Owings Mills, MD 21117
Visit Our Virtual Arts Gallery & Support Local Artis & LTYC Students
PACE TEAM
The PACE Team seeks to bring parents and community members into a closer relationship with LTYC with the goal of working together to better support our mission to benefit communities through arts programming. As an organization, we are committed to empowering youth to excel in the arts, academics, and social development. Through our programs, we seek to teach youth the fundamentals of leadership and encourage them to use their gifts and strengths to promote success and balance in their lives. We believe that our work has captured the bigger picture of what today’s youth require and what they are capable of achieving. The inaugural PACE Team will work to further these goals by engaging team members in the work we are doing, by exploring feedback and ideas generated by team members, and by providing resources and opportunities to team members to support their communities in their individual lives.
SHARING SEASON IS HERE!
Sharing Season is here and we couldn't be more excited! Each week in March and April our scholars will have access to attend virtual masterclasses featuring local performing and creative artists in the DMV. In addition, we will be undergoing a variety of initiatives and projects to share with our community and highlight the amazing work being done throughout our programs this academic year. Please be sure to follow us on social media @ltycarts to stay informed and to view clips from the masterclass segments!
FEATURED ARTIST, MIKE DEATON
Mike is a musician, artist, and teacher who has been bringing programs to classrooms for over 20 years. As a musician, part of Mike's focus has been traditional drum music from many different cultures including hand percussion of every shape and size from around the world. Mike is a long-time teacher and organizer at summer camps such as James Madison University’s annual Creative Camp and Interfaith Peace Camp at Eastern Mennonite University.

In 2019, Mike and his wife Melissa opened an expressive arts center called The Growing Space in rural Virginia. They work together to empower others, build community, and create a safer space for healthy expression.
TORREY SMITH'S VISIT WITH HOCO SCHOLARS
Earlier this month, former Baltimore Ravens and Super Bowl Champion Torrey Smith teamed up with LTYC and the Howard County Local Children's Board to pay a special surprise visit to our Hoco scholars! Torrey shared his journey from childhood through college, his drive for success which led to the NFL, the importance of doing well in school, and having great character. The students were engaged and given the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Torrey's path and mission to empower youth.
IMPACT REPORT 18-20'
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
LTYC LEARN
LTYC LEARN IS HERE! 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!
(COOL) PROGENY FEATURE


"Being in this role has been an amazing and transformative experience as I have learned so much, and am able to do things I love like create new programs, write curriculum, and train teachers."

BLACK FUTURES MICRO-GRANT
LTYC is participating in the Black Futures Micro-Grant video contest for a chance to win up to $1,000 to put towards supporting LTYC's arts education programs and empowering our Baltimore community! Please help us by casting your vote for LTYC and sharing our entry with your friends and family. Voting ends February 26, 2021.
RITZ ARTS ALLIANCE PHOTO CONTEST
ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
Join AEMS on Tuesday, March 2 at 4:30pm for the first weekly Facebook Live panel discussion for Arts in Our Schools Month! The expert panel will discuss the topic of arts education as a civil right. The event will be live-streamed on the AMES Facebook page.
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 TSAT will feature special guest Alysia Lee, Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education, and past Keynote Speaker for LTYC's Partner's Luncheon. We'll discuss her work, current projects, experiences, and observations throughout the city & state, working towards future solutions, and how her vision and work continuously contributes to the futures of Black families in Baltimore.
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.

We are seeking an Expansion Team Coordinator & Expansion Team Members to support the organization. If you have experience in sales and building relationships, this is the perfect opportunity for you.


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hr@ltyc.net
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.
PO BOX 1213| OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117 | 443-261-LTYC | WWW.LTYC.NET