Teen Health Promoters Impressed GW Doctors!

by Collen Muse, Grant Writer/Development Associate, with contributions from Andrea Thomas, Sexual Wellness Program Manager Remember Bontu? In April, Bontu was the Youth Spotlight of the Month, and we told you about her and her fellow Teen Health Promoters’ acceptance into the DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC-HAPP) at George Washington University (GW) Hospital…

LAYC Youth Wowed the Crowd at Columbia Heights Day

By OnRae Watkins, Teen Center Youth Developer The Teen Center’s art and media program were front and center at the Columbia Heights Community Day Fair, Saturday, September 12. A few of our talented youth teamed up with the eclectic arts and community center, BloomBars, and entertained the community with spoken word, emceeing, and musical performance….

LAYC’s DC Prevention Center Presents Underage Drinking PSA’s Starring LAYC Youth

The DC Prevention Center of Wards 1 & 2, based at LAYC, is pleased to present its underage drinking PSA’s starring LAYC youth.The DCPC provides education and technical assistance to community partners and networks on underage drinking and marijuana use with the goal to create a healthier, safer, and more knowledgeable drug-free community. A key…

Cultivating Social Justice through the Power of Education

By Juan Pacheco, Cardozo High School Site Supervisor Power is the ability to influence and transform your own reality and future. This is what we sought to cultivate at this year’s College Access Mentoring Program (CAMP) on Georgetown University’s campus. As they explored college life, we challenged young people from DC to reflect on the…

A Georgetown Summer for LAYC Youth

By Juan Pacheco, Cardozo High School Site Supervisor Power is the ability to influence and transform your own reality and future. This is what we sought to cultivate at this year’s College Access Mentoring Program (CAMP) on Georgetown University’s campus. As they explored college life, we challenged young people from DC to reflect on the…