Our sexual health programs include education, peer leadership, testing, and counseling. Some of our programs are available at LAYC sites, while others are delivered at partner schools.

Counseling, Treatment, Referral and Linkage

Counseling, Treatment, Referral, LinkageThe Counseling, Treatment, Referral and Linkage (CTRL) program provides testing for HIV, STI, and pregnancy, risk reduction counseling, pregnancy options counseling, and support to ensure linkages to health care and social services. All services are provided free of charge to youth ages 11 to 24 years old. Youth of all gender and sexual identities are welcomed and encouraged to participate in CTRL services.

Testing Days and Hours

Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m. at LAYC’s, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, on the 3rd Floor.

A nurse practitioner offers free birth control consultations and STI treatments by appointment every Thursday from 4-6 p.m.


Washington, DC: 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009.


AJ King, Sexual Wellness Youth Developer, aj@layc-dc.org, (202) 319-0422.

The Sexual Wellness Advocacy by Teens (SWAT) Program

Sexual Wellness Advocacy The Sexual Wellness Advocacy by Teens (SWAT) Program aims to create an “army” of youth who are trained as peer educators to promote healthy sexuality and reproductive health, including HIV, STI, and unplanned pregnancy prevention. In addition to increasing participants’ own knowledge of these topics and how to communicate key information to their peers, the program aims to establish a culture of openness and self-respect around sexual and reproductive health in LAYC youth and contribute to decreasing HIV and STI incidences and pregnancy among youth in Washington DC. Youth execute an outreach project at the end of the course to spread their knowledge amongst peers and solidify what they have learned. SWAT programs are taught at middle and high schools in the DC area, creating improved partnerships with LAYC and opportunities to do outreach for testing services.

You may also be interested in our Teen Health Promoters, which also do sexual health peer education.


LAYC DC Site, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009


George Garcia, Health Promotion Program Manager, george@layc-dc.org(202) 319-1238.

Stages of Life Sexual Health Program

Stages of LifeThe Stages of Life program is a youth-driven, comprehensive sexual wellness program offered at partner schools. In addition to weekly health classes in sexual, mental, physical, and emotional health, the program offers annual health fairs, and a parent education component. Parents of students in our program receive the support they need to engage their children in conversations related to the health topics they are learning.


Washington, DC: E.L. Haynes Public Charter School and the District of Columbia International Campus Raymond Education Campus, Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus, and Powell Bilingual Elementary School.


Kynai Johnson, Pre-High School Services Program Manager, kynai@layc-dc.org, (202) 276-2729.