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


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. 


  • 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.