LAYC’s Food & Nutrition Program is an opportunity for youth to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and the garden.

In our Teen Center kitchen, youth hone their cooking skills, trying new foods, learning how to make healthy choices about what they eat, and engaging with broader food justice issues.

LAYC also has a raised bed garden in front of its Columbia Rd. office, which serves as another classroom. The garden provides direct experience about how food grows and what’s in season when. The herbs and vegetables from the garden are used in cooking classes and internal catering for LAYC meetings and events.


Kaplan Building, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC.


Julia Kann, Program Manager,, (415) 412-3505.