Our people and programs can make a real difference.

  • School Based Arts

  • After School & Summer Based Arts

  • Workshops

  • Behavior Intervention

  • 1:1 Arts Mentoring

  • Family Support

  • Professional Development

School Based Arts

LTYC’s school based arts programs strengthen and supplement arts instruction in persistently low-performing schools. They offer students intense, rigorous training in the performing and creative arts at a pre-professional level.

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After School & Summer Based Arts

After school, students enjoy positive creative, academic and lifestyle experiences with LTYC. Working parents rest assured that their children are in a safe, structured, nurturing environment. LTYC's 8-week summer program offers youths educational support, life skills training, mentoring services, meals, snacks, recreation and field trips. It culminates with a very special family event featuring awards and certificates.

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LTYC offers interactive, nurturing workshops in both important life skills and creative arts. These help students broaden their outlooks on various aspects of life, acquire new interests, and learn to become leaders and role models to other youth.

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Behavior Intervention

The Behavior Intervention Program (BIP) is a School Based program geared specifically towards children, adolescents and teenagers who need intensive services in a school setting.

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1:1 Arts Mentoring

1:1 Arts Support is LTYC’s mentoring program for youths in foster care and/or receiving mental health or social services. Through this one-to-one approach, young people can experience the many therapeutic benefits of the arts.

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Family Support

LTYC provides referral services, community resources, clinical social workers and Parent Empowerment Teams (PET) to help families overcome challenging home dynamics that may impact their children’s potential for success. Parents are integral to our process of measuring program success, and plan for the future.

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Professional Development

LTYC is now launching their Professional Development services with an emphasis on Art Integration and the Arts and Common Core. Through one time workshops, multiple sessions, or one on one coaching, participants will be exposed to hands-on techniques and strategies to implement into their daily teaching practice.

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LTYC News & Events

June 23, 2020

“Expressions from the HeART”: Leading Creatively During Challenging Times

Facilitator: Dana Carr, MAT, Executive Director, LTYC

When we are faced with challenges, uncertainty, and having to make decisions quickly, we often forget about the artist within us who is inspirational, transformative, and above all else, creative. Learn to tap into your inner artist to lead your team in a most powerful way! Breathe, reflect and prepare to utilize your gifts to realize your full potential, and that of those around you!

June 22, 2020

Imagining Our Stories Through The Arts

Take a journey through the world of traditional storytelling and the ways we currently use social media and other tools to tell our stories. Using the arts as a guiding force, participants will explore the creative process to envision, create, and share the stories they want to tell.

Presented in partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library.

June 9, 2020

“Expressions from the HeART”: Lost In Creation

Facilitator: Saz Ross, Educational Associate, LTYC

Lost in Creation highlights the power of creativity in a space that feels hopeless for people navigating transitions in life. In this workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to story-tell with some creative writing exercises. Anyone can be a storyteller but there are techniques that will make your words memorable and come alive to your audience. Learn how to enliven your artistic spirit by getting lost in a process that will leave you inspired and motivated to think creatively.

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