María de la Paz
Youth Outreach Center
For immigrant youth to have social, cultural and educational opportunities to become self-sufficient and develop into leaders for their community.
Provide a safe space for immigrant youth (middle and high school) to engage in social, emotional, and academic activities, build community with their peers, and develop conflict resolution skills, personal responsibility, and confidence in their abilities.
Maria de la Paz Youth Outreach Center (MPYOC) is a daily after school program and safe space for students aged 12-17. Daily activities include conflict resolution classes, mindfulness activities, homework help, math tutoring, mentorship, community service, art classes, team-building activities, and support in working towards personal goals.
A big thank you to Tennis Alliance of Anne Arundel County! In just a few weeks, our participants learned the love of tennis! On our first day, no one even wanted to give it a try, but after a few sessions, most of our participants started asking to play every single day! We’re sad to say goodbye at the end of the Fall tennis program, but excited to keep practicing with our brand new rackets!