Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Latin American Youth Center's Do More 24 campaign: open house today or donate on their website

The Latin American Youth Center, the great group on Columbia Rd that works with low-income young people and their families on education, prevention, housing, mental health, the arts, and a lot more, is holding an open house today from noon-8pm to learn more about their projects and for people who want to volunteer. It's part of the Do More 24 campaign, a nationwide campaign to raise money and awareness of local organizations who are doing good stuff.

There's also a "Twitter party" today using the hashtag #laycdomore24 to talk about the group. You can also donate money on the Do More 24 website!

Click the flyer for a bigger version too.

Here's more on LAYC:
The mission of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. 
For 45 years, LAYC has been committed to transforming the lives of low-income young people and their families. LAYC offers multi-service, comprehensive, and bilingual enrichment, prevention, and intervention programs and opportunities in education, workforce readiness, housing, community building, mental health services, arts, and healthy recreation to over 4,000 individuals each year 
LAYC has special expertise in serving underserved youth, low-income teen parents, homeless youth, youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems, and youth facing mental health, substance abuse, or complex family issues 
While LAYC initially worked with Latino youth of diverse backgrounds, today all youth — Latino, African American, African — are supported by LAYC at sites in the District of Columbia and Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.

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