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

October 1, 2021 - December 15, 2021

L.O.V.E. Drive Season 21’!!!

LTYC's Annual LOVE (Lifting Others, Visualizing Elevation) Drive is about giving back to the communities of the schools we serve. Every year LTYC partners with several schools to collect non-perishable food goods, household items, and new winter clothing. This year we will collect items between October 1-December 15 in the boxes located in the front lobbies and offices of the designated schools. We need your help! Please consider donating so that we can make this holiday season cheerful for our families. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may do so here.

All monetary support, donations, and proceed portions benefit LTYC’s Development Fund. The Development Fund provides resources for field trips, arts supplies, expansion, scholarships, experiences, programming discounts, charitable donations, and community outreach.

March 18, 2021

Gayle Danley’s Master Class

Participants will create their own slam poem using the elements of their own life stories and emotions. Together we will rediscover the parts of ourselves that are the most beautiful and yet the most hidden. This will feel like we're making something new; as if we're being innovative as we explore the terrain of emotion and use what we find in our poetry.

March 11, 2021

Tavish Forsyth Master Class

Service, like improv, is a co-creative, bi-directional process. So how can we take the principles behind improv and apply them to our understanding of service? In this workshop, participants will play a series of improv games that measurably strengthen their ability to send and receive information. At the end of the workshop, participants will understand, whether engaging community or improvising, the key to service is to listen, adapt, and respond. The more clearly we listen, the more appropriately we can adapt, the more successfully we can respond. No prior experience is necessary to sign-up. You don’t need to be a “funny person” or an actor. You don’t need to know any jokes. You just need to be brave, willing to learn, and willing to laugh.

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