Big Turnout at Leaders Like Me Parent Night

LAYC/MMYC’s Leaders Like Me (LLM), a gang prevention program for high school students in Prince George’s County’s Northwestern and High Point High Schools, held a Parents’ Night on December 14 at our Langley Park site.  Over 50 parents attended to learn more about LLM and the services LAYC/MMYC offers in the county. Leaders Like Me…

LAYC Youth Receives White House Champion of Fatherhood Award

  LAYC is proud to announce Jennifer Hernandez, an LAYC Hope’s House resident participated in a roundtable discussion and received a Champion for Fatherhood award from the White House as part of the Obama Administration’s Fatherhood Initiative.  Jennifer was the only woman honored and one of two young parents that received the award. The roundtable…

LAYC Participants Receive 2011 Whatley Award for Excellence

For the third year, Annie Whatley, accompanied by husband Steve Whatley, visited the LAYC to meet with the youth her family generously supports through The Whatley Award for Excellence. The Whatley family is committed to supporting Award recipients who meet the above requirements throughout their undergraduate years. In addition, they plan to support at least…

LAYC Celebrates World AIDS Day

LAYC celebrated World AIDS Day, December 1, with a day full of activities at LAYC and at the Warehouse, an arts and performance center in downtown DC.  The LAYC Teen Center hosted HIV, STI and pregnancy testing. The community center screened the documentary “The Other City” about HIV/AIDS in Washington, and  followed by AIDS quilt…

MMYC Youth Featured in DREAM Act Documentary

One of MMYC’s brightest participants is the subject of the documentary, The Rights of Butterflies. The documentary profiles Katya, a young woman who immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador with her mother when she was 13 years old. “It wasn’t really my choice to come here- it was my parents’ choice.” Katya completed an…