AMYLA has demonstrated it’s ability to design programs that attract young people, sustain their interest, excitement, and full participation. AMYLA’s program is grounded in racial & cultural authenticity and richness, which provides the foundation for lifelong learning and growth among it’s participants.
— Honorable Jim Graham, Former Ward One Councilmember, Washington, DC

 
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AMYLA utilizes a four pillar program model designed to transform the life of every participating scholar. Our belief is that a wholistic approach to improving the lives of local inner city youth is most effective. Through initiatives such as mentoring, life skills, coaching, career development, and the AMYLA International Travel Program. 


Mentoring

  • Quarterly life coaching sessions with a preventative & proactive approach to developing the young mind, body, & spirit.
  • Mentor pairing for professional character & career development.

 

Life Skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Etiquette
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Leadership Development within the student government of each cohort. 
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Involvement
  • Service Learning
  • Required reading

Career Development

  • Professionalism
  • Resume Building
  • Mock Interviews
  • Internships

AMYLA INTernational

  • Each participant will participate in two cultural immersion expedition per year for cultural exchange & networking: one international, one domestic.