AMYLA engages disconnected youth while providing them with the tools necessary to lead successful lives & become community leaders. The career development & entrepreneurial program impresses me as an innovative solution to meeting those needs.
— J.B. Schramm, Founder, College Summit

Since 2007, AMYLA (uh-my-luh) formerly known as the "Adams Morgan Youth Leadership Academy" has served the Washington, DC metropolitan area as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Providing mentoring, life skills, service learning, expeditionary programs and job opportunities for our youth & families. 

AMYLA serves as a urban talent and youth development platform, community and network. We welcome both new and existing residents, families, activists, civic associations, community and business leaders. We are here to serve, inspire and cultivate new partnerships that help our young people reach their full potential. 



DID you know?

  • Over the past decade, AMYLA has successfully provided over 100 internship & employment opportunities for DC area youth?
  • AMYLA youth have completed more than 1,500 hours of community service in the D.C. metropolitan area?
  • More than 90% of your donor contributions are allocated towards direct services and programming; maximizing the impact of donor contributions,
  • Established 25 business partnerships with local businesses & organizations.
  • Through many local, national and international partnerships AMYLA youth have participated in experiential and cultural immersion programs in Aspen, CO., New Mexico, Kansas City, MO., Haiti and Guatemala.