After the Bell Rings

By Cynthia McNamara, Cardozo High School Youth Developer After a day full of tasks to get done, the bell rings every day at 3:15 p.m. Up until that very moment, you see eager students trying to make an early escape. However it never fails to rings on the dot, and when it does it is…

LAYC’s DREAMER Scholarship and Free DACA Clinic

By Cecilia Dos Santos, Healthy Relationships Program Coordinator As LAYC heads into the start of Hispanic Heritage month, the DACA committee is ready with two major events and a handful of DREAMER Scholarships to grant! Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the committee raised funds through our Do More 24 campaign last spring to…

LAYC Education Department’s Opening Ceremony at Cardozo Education Campus

By Juan Pacheco, Cardozo High School Site Supervisor It’s back to school for LAYC’s education team, and we couldn’t be more excited! Through our after school program at Cardozo Education Campus, we will work with 55 high school students focusing on academics, college readiness, computer refurbishment, blogging, and guitar among other enrichment activities. The team…

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…