WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2017 – The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Maryland program, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), will host a GED graduation ceremony to celebrate over 35 young people who obtained a GED in the past year through its Montgomery County Steps to Success program, its Montgomery County Conservation Corps, its Prince George’s County Workforce GED program, and its WISE program in the District of Columbia. The ceremony will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, in Silver Spring on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00-6:30 PM. Family, friends, and supporters are invited to attend.

“It is an honor to be part of such an important achievement for these graduates through our workforce and GED programs,” said Lupi Quinteros Grady, MMYC Director. “We know how determined these young people are to pursue their education and acquire skills for the future. Their commitment and resilience are an inspiration for all of us. Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

Nora Morales, Diversity Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools, will be the keynote speaker. Appointed in 2016, Morales is responsible for addressing the academic and social needs of the diverse families served by the school district, with a special focus on Latino students, parents, and communities.

The program will also feature remarks from two of the graduates who will share their experiences and offer advice to their fellow graduates. Following recognition of each GED recipient, there will be a reception for family, friends, and supporters.

LAYC’s workforce and GED programs are possible thanks to support from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children Youth and Families, the Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the DC Department of Employment Services, Wells Fargo, and the Masonic and Eastern Star Homes Charities.

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