Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (layc-dc.org) reaches approximately 5,000 at-risk youths in the region annually through job readiness training, paid internships, work experience, GED instruction, college preparation, case management, mentoring and leadership development. In the 2020 fiscal year, LAYC helped more than 200 Montgomery County teens obtain employment certification, paid job placement or a GED.
HEADQUARTERED: Washington, D.C.
SERVES: Metro region
WHAT A DONATION BUYS:
• $100 buys 25 bags of food for LAYC youths and their families.
• $250 buys internet access for one youth to participate in virtual programming for three months. • $500 covers a four-week internship for a youth.
• One day: Become a motivational guest speaker to the youth program.
• Weekly: Make deliveries for food distribution to LAYC youths and families.