Solutions for Youth

LAYC’s Promotor Pathway® Releases Study, Goes National

The Promotor Pathway® is going national! Created in 2008 by the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), the Promotor Pathway® has successfully identified and served approximately 450 young people in the Washington area who were facing unusually steep barriers to success. Initial partnerships have been established with organizations in Salem, Oregon and Orange County, California, and…

Staff Testimony to the Committee on Education, April 18, 2016.

Testimony to the Committee on Education April 18, 2016 Testifying: Ana Hageage, Director of External Partnerships, Latin American Youth Center RE: OSSE Budget Oversight Hearing Good morning council members, council staff, and Committee Chair Grosso. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ana Hageage and I am the Director of External…

LAYC and Urban Institute Release Five-Year Study Solutions for Youth: An Evaluation of the Promotor Pathway®

WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2016—The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) announces the release of a five-year study on the impact of the Promotor Pathway®, an intensive client management model for disconnected and disengaged youth, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Urban Institute, 5th Floor, 2100 M Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20037. The event…

Latin American Youth Center Partners with SevaTruck Foundation to Give Free Meals to Low-income Youth After School

WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2016—T he Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is pleased to announce its partnership with SevaTruck Foundation to offer free vegetarian meals to low-income youth and children in the Columbia Heights neighborhood starting today. SevaTruck will begin serving meals at 4 p.m. until all food is gone, in front of LAYC’s Safe…

Health Promotion on the Move

Health Promotion on the Move

by Lily Gage, Teen Health Promoters Assistant Coordinator The Teen Health Promoters huffed and puffed out of class in sweaty school uniforms. Their mentors followed behind them with wet-noodle legs and overexcited heart rates. The Teen Health Promoters and their mentors had just finished a Zumba class as the finale to their unit on fitness. On…

LAYC Youth Win John Wall Prom Suits

LAYC Youth Win Prom Suits from Washington Wizards John Wall and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Sean John Fashion line.

By Claudia Diaz, Teen Center Youth Developer Graduation is right around the corner for many high school seniors, but for now, Adonis Garcia and Jeffrey Fuentes are focused on another high school milestone: prom. For many seniors like Adonis Garcia and Jeffrey Fuentes, planning for prom is half of the fun: asking a date out,…