Monthly Youth Beat                                        October 2017



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MEET APRIL - YOUTH SPOTLIGHT
My name is April and I am a client of LAYC's street outreach programs. I am beyond grateful for the services I received at the LAYC Safe Housing Drop-in Center for homeless youth-from showers to hot meals, from clean underclothes to a safe place to rest.
#RISEABOVE WITH COMICS WITHOUT BORDERS
LAYC is a proud member of UnidosUS' #RiseAbove campaign that seeks to "share stories of communities working together to build the America we aspire to be." In honor of this campaign, we're delighted to share a comic book memoir created by LAYC youth this summer.

INTERVIEWING LAYC YOUTH ARTIST JACKIE
LAYC's programs are filled with talented youth artists. One of these amazing youth, Jackie, talked to us about her Latinx identity and how that informs her artwork.
FEATURES

 
LAYC's Breakfast for Heroes
Wednesday, October 25
8 - 9:30 a.m

Join us for LAYC's 7th annual Breakfast for Heroes, a special breakfast event where you will learn more about the work of LAYC and be inspired by the determination and spirit of our youth. Honoring Congressman Joaquin Castro and local heroes Richard and Diana Renner, LAYC/MMYC Host Homes Foster Parents.

 
End of DACA Program Inspires Generous Donations

LAYC's Dreamer Fund was able to award three emergency scholarships to youth filing DACA renewal applications in the past month. This was only possible through the generous donations of our partners during this critical time period. Thank you for standing with Dreamers! Uncertainty about the status of DACA and Dreamer youth will surely continue, but LAYC will continue to support these youth now and into the future.

CALENDAR
  • Oct. 19: Food Bank Distribution
  • Oct. 19: Young Parents Program: Parenting Journey
  • Oct. 20: MMYC's Haunted House: The Fear Factory 
  • Oct. 22: Team LAYC Marine Corps Marathon or 10K
  • Oct. 25: LAYC's 7th annual Breakfast for Heroes
  • Oct. 27: 2017 DC Prevention Symposium
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