A WORD FROM THE ED!
My heart goes out to billions of people around the world who are dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus. At LTYC, our mission is rooted in serving students, educators, families, and communities through the arts. We are committed to providing families alternate pathways for studying and experiencing the arts throughout this period of quarantine. Please use this time to enjoy the quiet, your families, maybe even stillness for a moment. In our often crazy and busy world, we don't get enough time to enjoy those things. 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself daily throughout this period:

  • What am I grateful for today?
  • Who am I checking on or connecting with today?
  • What expectations of "normal" am I letting go of today?
  • What ART am I either creating, cultivating or inviting in today?

Be well. This too shall pass.
Dana Carr, MAT
Executive Director

FEATURED PARTNER
Our featured partner this month is The Y in Central Maryland . The mission of The Y is to develop the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y is committed to providing family-oriented and affordable quality programs. Throughout the last several years, LTYC has been in partnership with The Y across multiple school based sites and can attest to their commitment for youth development and community engagement.
SPECIAL FEATURES
SANKOFA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF AFRICAN CULTURES
To close out Black history month our Edgecombe Circle Elementary scholars attended a field trip to the Sankofa Children's Museum of African Cultures . They took a journey through African villages, learned about the trade and currency system, made symbols of the Andinkra language and more!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOWCASES
At LTYC, we love to enrich our youth and provide a platform to showcase their talents, build confidence and produce lasting memories and experiences. Here are excerpts and photos from a few of the LTYC Black History Month Celebrations.
Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts
Featuring LTYC dance scholars & instructor, Kiana Chase-Mercer
Morrell Park Elementary/Middle
An LTYC student performance of poetry and movement.
An African dance demonstration led by LTYC instructor, Chantelle Love
A musical performance by LTYC Instructor, Micah Smith
Arundel Elementary
LTYC Theatre S.T.A.R.S. and instructor Nathan Couser
Students perform the "I Am My Dream" selection and simulate sprouting from a seed to a full grown tree.
ART FROM HOME
While schools are closed, what better time to take advantage of bringing art to your home. Do you have little one's at home that love art and creating? Our Executive Administrator, Lauren Blackwell's daughter is the queen of crafts and creativity! Here are a few pictures of Miss Kali in action as she makes handprint lilies!
Art activity inspired by One Little Project at a Time.
"CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FOUNDER"
"Conversations with the Founder" is a series of interviews hosted by LTYC's Founder & President, Dr. Dermell with special guest artists, activists, and politicians including Darin Atwater, Rain Pryor, Eze Jackson, Farajii Muhammad & more! The interviews feature topics including arts education in schools, how art shapes the world, and how we can empower our youth through the arts. Stay tuned for future interview releases! To hear the full interviews, press play below or visit our YouTube page #LTYCNET .
Featuring Mr. Darin Atwater , Artistic Director for the Soulful Symphony.
LTYC's Founder & President, Dr. Dermell sits down with Composer & Conductor of The Soulful Symphony, Mr. Darin Atwater .
Featuring Rain Pryor , Artist, Educator, & Baltimore City Council Candidate.
Artist & Educator, Rain Pryor gets personal with LTYC's Founder, Dr. Dermell to discuss the arts in education, politics and more!
STAFF RESOURCE FAIR
In February, LTYC hosted a Staff Resource Fair featuring several local businesses and professionals that provide health and wellness, mental health, child care resources, and financial planning. A few of our vendors included Freedom University, PNC Bank, This Goes Out to You, The Maryland Family Network and more! During this critical time, it's more important than ever to invest in small businesses and continue to strengthen our communities.
This Goes Out to You , Mental Health services
Angie's Juice , Natural juice and wellness supplier.
BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS ALUMNI VIDEO
What if you could affect the lives of thousands of children? Hear reflections from BSA Alumni, Dr. Dermell Brunson, LTYC's Founder/President & Dana Carr, MAT, LTYC's Executive Director.
THE SHOW ABOUT TOMORROW
The Show About Tomorrow"   is a new cutting edge radio show hosted by  Dr. Dermell with Eze Jackson & Lady Brion  in collaboration with the  Legacy Alliance  and the  AFRO Newspaper . The show explores arts & culture, community resources, current affairs, guest spots and culturally relevant topics including the  Future of Black Families in Baltimore .

The show typically airs every 1st Saturday on Facebook LIVE!  Stay tuned for updates on the next air date.



*Sponsored by Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc. (LTYC)*
SHARING SEASON IS HERE!
We are excited to announce that Sharing Season is here! From March-May, the sharing celebration will continue through virtual master classes from local artists and we will also highlight our scholars' participation in our arts enrichment programming, partnership collaboration and more! The performing arts will be featured in March and April will highlight creative arts and visual arts! Stay tuned for pictures and footage of these special moments as we awaken the arts in education!!
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. 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 actively recruiting for the following open positions:

  • Expansion Coordinator
  • Office Leader
  • Development Coordinator
  • Executive Coordinator
  • DC Metro Staff Recruiter
  • Creative & Performing Arts Instructors
  • On-Call Instructors
  • Arts Interns & Volunteers
LTYC SHOP
Have you visited the LTYC SHOP ? Head over to www.ltycshop.net to see our branded apparel, hats, and accessories!! Items are available online for pre-order at www.ltycshop.net ! Stay tuned for updates and new releases!

VISIT US ON INSTAGRAM! @LTYCSHOP

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK! @SHOPLTYC
This month features our "Life Is Art, Art Is Life" Hoodie, which is now available for pre-order. Click below to show your support and purchase your hoodie today!
UPCOMING EVENTS
FUTURE FRIDAYS, KARAOKE EDITION
Due to CONVID-19, our monthly fundraisers and Karaoke events are on hiatus. We plan to kickoff our Future Friday events again this coming May! Stay tuned for updates and announcements for future events.

Interested in being a sponsor or a vendor for these events?
Contact events@ltyc.net.
*All monetary Support, Donations, and Proceed Portions benefit LTYC’s Development Fund.*
LET'S GET SOCIAL
SOCIAL MEDIA
PARTNER WITH LTYC
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If you would like to partner with LTYC and see a program near you, please email partner@ltyc.net.
MAKE AN IMPACT
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.
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc.
PO BOX 1213| OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117 | 443-261-LTYC |  WWW.LTYC.NET