Latin American Youth Center Gala May 7

“Youth Health & Wellness”Co-chaired by Carefirst CEO Chet Burrell and Mrs. Burrell WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2015 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will host its annual Gala on Thursday, May 7, at 6 PM, at the Washington Hilton. The theme of Gala 2015 is Youth Health & Wellness. The event will feature exciting silent and live…

College Decisions 2015!

Congratulations to our college-bound seniors! Here’s our running list of college admissions for fall 2015! Mohammed Ismail, The George Washington University Wendy Perez, The George Washington University Asya Crump-Seton, Hall University Daniel Larios, North Carolina Central University Wilson Lanchipa, Towson University Joyce Distinto, Trinity University

May is Mental Health Month Event in Langley Park Will Focus on Latino Immigrants

Mente Sana, Vida Sana; Healthy Mind, Healthy Life LANGLEY PARK, MD, April 28, 2015 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is pleased to announce Mente Sana, Vida Sana or Healthy Mind, Healthy Life, an event to raise awareness about mental health needs in the Latino immigrant community in Langley Park for “May is Mental Health Month.” The event will…

LAYC GED Instructor on the Summit Report on Central American Children Seeking Refuge

by Eric Macias, Silver Spring GED Instructor During the summer months of 2014, there was an influx of children and families apprehended by Border Patrol on the U.S-Mexico border. Roughly 7,000 children and youth landed in our region and needed different services. Several concerned organizations formed the DC-MD-VA Coalition in Support of Children Fleeing Violence…

LAYC Launches FuturoFund Campaign

FuturoFund – a bold and compelling, $5 million, three-year campaign to ensure bright futures for youth and families through sustainable, life-changing programs – was officially launched by LAYC’s Board of Directors at the offices of The Advisory Board Company, April 8, 2015. The fund will ensure that over 4,000 low-income youth each year can continue…

April 2015 Youth Spotlight: Bontu Kumba

Bontu Kumba, 16, is going to be an anesthesiologist in 2028. A junior in high school, Bontu knows the answer to the ubiquitous question posed to many young people “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She also knows what it will take to get there. When she responds to this question,…