SLYC is built on a foundation of safety, trust, acceptance, love, and hope. All programming is developed by the youth and their families in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our community.

We offer these programs completely free of charge.

Family Supports & Leadership Development

When there is a need, a want, a wish, or a hope, SLYC activates our network to ensure that nothing gets in the way of our SLYC family successes. From Covid-relief care packages, to tutoring, technology, food, and employment, our community works together to make magic happen.

Community Engagement

SLYC family and staff regularly plan and host community dinners, holiday celebrations, cleanup days, game nights, and more to keep us all connected. We aim to build authentic relationships of trust and collaboration.

Words from Within Podcast

An upcoming 6 episode Podcast. Four SLYC families will work with four artists/poets/musicians to reveal and sculpt life stories about their travails and triumphs, and the enduring love rooted in their ultimate survival.

Camp Imagination

Camp Imagination is a place where imagination, creativity, fun and literacy go hand-in-hand. Camp experiences inspire a love of reading and writing through the visual and performing arts.

SLYC Afterschool

Every school day SLYC kids, ages 7 to 17, gather together for a community meeting, healthy snack, homework support, and fun. Youth in the after school program are also part of the SLYC Youth Advisory Board, taking a leading role in the visioning, governance, and growth of all SLYC programs.

Connections Café

A place for community, connection, and creation. SLYC Café offers free high-speed internet access, use of computers, meeting space, and coffee for community members during the weekday. It is a safe haven of support to incubate aspirational endeavors. Rather than reaching outside of the community, we aim to accomplish great things by activating our shared gifts, talents, and assets.