Keep the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers Alive
The Maryland Multicultural Youth Center (MMYC) is a free resource in Montgomery County, Maryland, which offers in- and out-of-school youth ages 16-24 a variety of academic, workforce and wrap-around services. As a department of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), MMYC provides youth a space where young people can enroll in GED classes, receive intensive case management, learn job readiness skills, get involved in training and certification programs, engage in internships and take an active role in giving back to their community. Unfortunately, after ten years of providing these services, MMYC was not awarded federal funding for the next fiscal year which has put it at risk of not serving the population they have been working with, potentially impacting hundreds of youth in the Montgomery County area.
For the past ten years, MMYC has been the primary resource in the county offering services to out-of-school youth in this age group. Without the GED classes, the personalized case management, the Mental Health counseling, and all the many workforce opportunities, there will inevitably be many youth in Montgomery County who fall through the cracks.
To show your support for MMYC's programs, please sign the petition. The petition hopes to show that our community supports the great work that MMYC has done in Montgomery County in the past decade.
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