Promotor Pathway® graduation celebration

LAYC’s Promotor Pathway® program hosted a graduation celebration in June for 46 young people in the program who completed high school this year. Over almost 10 years, the Pathway has served 871 youth, supporting the region’s most vulnerable youth to succeed academically, obtain employment or post-secondary education, and improve the practice of healthy behaviors for…

LAYC/MMYC Prince George’s County Summer Programs


This year’s summer programs in Prince George’s County touched the lives of over 250 young people in our region, ages 12-15. During these five-week programs, youth focused on their academic and life skills and the keys to a successful middle school or high school experience. Our goal was for youth to have fun and keep…

Run for Team LAYC in the Marine Corps Marathon or 10K! 


Last year, LAYC became one of 95 local Charity Partners of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). One of the largest marathons in the US, MCM is known as “The People’s Marathon,” as it doesn’t offer prize money. Its mission is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill, and showcase the US Marine Corps. The MCM…

August 2018 Youth Spotlight: Jeffrey

Jeffrey has been a participant in LAYC programs for five years. Born in El Salvador, he began attending LAYC’s Teen Center programs as a ninth grade student at Bell Multicultural High School in DC. He learned about LAYC when Teen Center staff visited the school and presented information about services and programs to students. When…

Wrapping up a Culinary Arts Summer

Last week marked the end of DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) program, which meant 17 young people wrapped up a six-week Culinary Arts intensive with LAYC’s Food & Nutrition Program. Youth spent the summer at LAYC honing their cooking skills, learning about work opportunities in the food industry, and exploring foods from different cultures….

Youth Serving Up Mouth-Watering Us Southern Dishes at LAYC

Summer is in full swing at Latin American Youth Center. Through DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), 18 young people are working in our Food & Nutrition Program to hone their cooking skills, learn about work opportunities in the food industry, and explore foods from different cultures. Throughout this six-week intensive, youth are writing blog…