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…

June 2018 Youth Spotlight: Karen

Karen* and a talented group of LAYC Art + Media students are proudly displaying their nature-centered art on WMATA buses this summer! As part of LAYC’s six-week summer 2017 2nd Nature program, Karen and five other LAYC graphic design students collaborated with the National Park Service of the National Capital Region (NPS) to create posters…

Celebrating 2018 Halperin Youth Award Winners

LAYC would like to congratulate Santos Amaya Guevara and Harrison Rodriguez on the recognition of their leadership and commitment to public service at the fourth annual Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award event, cosponsored by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and the Institute for Educational Leadership, on March 21st. Santos Amaya Guevara,…

February 2018 Youth Spotlight: Lorena

Lorena* is delighted to be a part of the Digital and Media Arts Program at LAYC, held in our Teen Center, a dynamic space that hosts an array of after-school programming, including academic tutoring, leadership, recreation, and art and media classes. Lorena has been a part of LAYC’s Art + Media programs for four years….

November 2017 Youth Spotlight: Deyssy and Santos

With Humility and Confidence, Latina Youth Start a Movement Deyssy Mosso and Santos Amaya, two young women with passion, vision, and persistence, are attempting to create equitable and just conditions for immigrant youth through LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC). In fact, Deyssy and Santos are the LYLC founders, and in under a year they…