July 2014 Youth Spotlight: Edgar Romero

July has a combined youth-staff spotlight. The youth, Edgar Romero, received his GED through MMYC’s Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC), which employs youth in conservation work while providing opportunities to attain a GED, gain hands-on experience in the field, and participate in leadership and media projects. Edgar served as junior crew leader and youth media intern….

LAYC to Celebrate GED Graduate Ceremony

27 at-risk youth overcome obstacles and obtain their GED    WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2014 – The Latin American Youth Center’s Maryland program, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) will host a GED graduation ceremony to celebrate 27 young people who obtained a GED in the past year through its workforce development programs in DC and Maryland….

Latin American Youth Center to Host Youth-Employer Networking Breakfast

WASHINGTON, DC, July 22, 2014 – The Latin American Youth Center’s Maryland program, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) is pleased to announce its Connecting Youth and Professionals Breakfast, a networking opportunity for youth and employers participating in the Summer Youth Connect Internship program. Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will deliver the keynote address. The breakfast…

My Thoughts on the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

The news coverage and photos of the children and youth at the U.S.-Mexico border paint the picture of a true humanitarian crisis. These children, the majority from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, are arriving hungry, physically exhausted, having endured severe trauma, and without a safe and stable place to call home. It is hard for…

The Club Visits the White House

The Club, LAYC’s community peacebuilding program visited the White House on June 23 as a special trip for the end of the cohort. The Club teaches conflict resolution skills and helps youth develop values in violence prevention, relationship restoration, and social justice. Seven members of the The Club and staff  toured the White House’s East Wing viewing the…

June 2014 Youth Spotlight: Whitney Wasso

Whitney Wasso, like many other 18-year-olds, is fresh out of high school and ready to take on the world. She has college admission offers, some with scholarships, from Morgan University, Northern Virginia Community College, Robert Morris University, Aracadia University, and Clark Atlanta University. She is also the recipient of a New Futures scholarship. When Whitney…