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…

Wrapping up a Culinary Arts Summer

Last week marked the end of DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) program, which meant 17 young people wrapped up a six-week Culinary Arts intensive with LAYC’s Food & Nutrition Program. Youth spent the summer at LAYC honing their cooking skills, learning about work opportunities in the food industry, and exploring foods from different cultures….

Youth Serving Up Mouth-Watering Us Southern Dishes at LAYC

Summer is in full swing at Latin American Youth Center. Through DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), 18 young people are working in our Food & Nutrition Program to hone their cooking skills, learn about work opportunities in the food industry, and explore foods from different cultures. Throughout this six-week intensive, youth are writing blog…

Summer Youth Explore Cross-Cultural Cuisine

Summer is in full swing at the Latin American Youth Center. Through DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), 18 young people are working in our Food & Nutrition Program to hone their cooking skills, learn about work opportunities in the food industry, and explore foods from different cultures. Throughout this six-week intensive, youth are writing…

Kicking off a Culinary Summer

As DC heated up to blazing temperatures this month, LAYC’s Food & Nutrition Program staff kicked off the summer with 18 DC youth. Through DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), these young people are gaining valuable employment experience while learning about culinary arts at LAYC over an intensive six-week program. Participants come from all over…

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…