APRIL, 2021
LTYC Parent Newsletter
Greetings parents and community members! We hope this newsletter finds you well. All of us here at LTYC are excited to be sharing our first Parent Newsletter of 2021 with you. Within, you will find updates on what we have been up to, details on opportunities to support our mission, and some resources on arts at home and COVID-19 Safety. We appreciate you taking the time to check in with us and for all of your support!

LTYC 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 master classes 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 master class segments!
Join the Upcoming Master Class with Jon Eye on April 22, 2021 at 12PM
Are you inspired to write?! This workshop will explore inspirations in creative writing, poetry, lyrics, and novels! We will discuss what motivates the expression of all forms and how to tap into that creative energy. Writer and teacher Jonathan Iredell will present strategies to turn ideas into projects and write in ways that capture and engage your audience through poetry and music! 
Master Class Artists
JOIN LTYC'S PACE TEAM
We are looking for parents and community members with a passion for supporting students through arts education to join our Parent and Community Empowerment (PACE) Team. Click the link below to join!

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.
If the PACE Team is more of a commitment than you are looking for but you would still like to support LTYC's Mission with your time, we are always looking to grow our volunteer network. If you would like to join our volunteer network, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!
ARTS RESOURCES
We are taking this opportunity to re-share the the Arts At Home web booklet included in last year parent newsletter. The booklet includes vital information and special activities to help you and your students stay healthy, productive, and engaged in the arts while schooling at home. You will find informational pages, printable resources, at-home art lessons, and more.
LTYC COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
MARYLAND COVID-19 RESOURCES
MDH
The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) maintains a page with the most up to date COVID-19 information and links to a variety of resources on how best to navigate this difficult time. They also have current information on vaccine eligibility and where/how to get vaccinated.
Maryland counties also maintain their own resource pages for county specific information and programs.
CBS Baltimore
CBS Baltimore has put together a list of resources available to assist Marylanders as well as opportunities for those seeking to help. The resources include:
  • COVID-19 FACTS and Testing
  • Housing
  • Small Businesses
  • Unemployment
  • Meals and Food Assistance
  • Openings and Closures
  • Schools and Universities
  • Mental Health Resources
  • How to help
Community Events
While COVID-19 continues to keep our lives mostly virtual, there are still plenty ways to engage with our communities. Below you will find links to several websites with event calendars for Baltimore City. If you live elsewhere, a quick google search will help you find similar resources.
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!
LTYC'S IMPACT REPORT 18'-20'
LTYC continues to expand its impact and innovation to serve youth and families in the arts. Over the last 2 years, we served over 30,000 students, reached 3,256 community members, employed 198 teaching artists, and launched LTYC LEARN!
SAVE THE DATE!
Do More 24
Date: May 19, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Time: Noon-Noon

United Way NCA's 9th Annual Do More 24 event will kick off on May 19th at 12:00 AM! The 24 hour day of giving will help raise money for non-profits serving the National Capital Area. Learn more at DoMore24.org

Keep an eye out for details on how to participate with LTYC!
LTYC LEARN's Virtual Arts Camp is 5 weeks of online arts for students and families. Through live virtual classrooms, portfolio creation, virtual field trips, and home-based projects, LTYC LEARN camp 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 other art lovers your age.
In addition to the virtual learning that will take place, students will receive a digital badge at the conclusion of a session. This digital badge represents a student’s achievements with a link to a portfolio of evidence. A college, employer, or teacher could view a portfolio and student-generated work.
Monday - Friday, Morning and Afternoon Classes Available
PARTNER WITH LTYC
If you would like to partner with LTYC and see a program near you, please email partner@ltyc.net.
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.
Giving
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc. relies heavily on donors like you to contribute to the critical funding needed to help us fulfill our mission.

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.

Thank you for your support!
Other 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
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 Maryland 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.

Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc.
PO. Box 1213 | Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: 443-261-LTYC
Email: Info@ltyc.net
Website: www.ltyc.net
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