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Community Minute: Academic Assistance And Skills Development For Youth In And Around D.C.

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The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a nonprofit organization which assists residents with multi-lingual services and programs. LAYC provides academic assistance, community development, workforce training, and social services to thousands of young people ages 11 to 24 in multiple locations around Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Educational initiatives include college exploration and preparation programing, school-based tutoring and enrichment programs in addition to a drop-in teen center with healthy recreation, arts, and media programming.  LAYC offers pre-GED and GED training, computer skills classes, and job readiness training as a part of the workforce program. As a DC Department of Mental Health Core Service Agency and a licensed foster care provider, LAYC specializes in assisting low-income teen parents, homeless youth, youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems, and youth facing mental health and substance abuse issues.

For more information, contact:
The Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-319-2225

Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute comes from Meyer Foundation.

 

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