Latin American Youth Center
of Matching Funds Remaining
The tutoring program at the Latin American Youth Center’s Teen Center has a remarkable 10 year history. Hundreds of youth have overcome obstacles in their school, work, and personal lives by improving their skills and exploring new opportunities. The tutoring program serves a diverse group of young people who are working to complete high school and considering options for the future, including higher education. At the same time, many are adapting to life in the United States. Twice each week youth come to the Teen Center to get help with homework, write essays, do research, and learn both English and Spanish. The tutoring program focuses on strengthening academic skills and encouraging youth to explore college as an option. They participate in international workshops, campus tours, financial aid information and application sessions, and a gallery to learn about different career options. LAYC’s Teen Center maintains a strong partnership with Georgetown University in which Georgetown students serve as tutors for our youth to guide them through high school, and look into continuing their education.
1419 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009
Purchase back-to-school supplies for a youth in the program.
Pay the cost of transportation for 10 youth to go on a college campus tour.
Buy books and materials for English- Spanish education for the program.
Buying a year of supplies and resources for the tutoring program including notebooks, dictionaries, writing supplies, etc.
Purchase a laptop or tablets to support student research projects.
District of Columbia, Montgomery, Prince George's