Saturday, April 12, 2008

New Photos: Youth Program Funding 2008!

On April 10, 2008 DCAYA members and young people from across the District
participated in the Committee on Human Services Hearing on the Children and
Youth Investment Trust. With more than 30 people in attendance, the room was
filled with youth and youth advocates. Committee Chair Wells and
Councilmember Schwartz both remarked on the power of the testimony shared,
especially that by the young people.

DCAYA was represented by the Vietnamese American Community Service Center,
LifeStarts, Kid Power, Beacon House, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Metro Teen
AIDS, DC Scores, and Heads Up. With a unified voice, these members asked for
$5 million in additional funding for youth-serving organizations in the