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Young Adult Learning Center Enrollment (17+)

Enroll today! The Young Adult Learning Center is a free program based in Washington DC’s Ward 7, offering a GED and vocational certificate program for young adults 18 and over.

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The Maya Angelou Schools build a vital multi-campus community of  future DC-based high school and GED graduates by recognizing that learning is for all students, of all abilities, at all ages, in all stages. We believe that with above and beyond wraparound services and student support, coupled with high expectations all of our students, regardless of background, can succeed at college, career and beyond.

At the Maya Angelou Schools, we freely offer:

🏫 Small classroom environments specializing in Agriculture and Food Safety, Cosmetology, IT Barbering, Lash and Nail Certifications and more
🥩 Gratis breakfast, lunch and snacks daily
📋 Both online and in-person classes and weekly attendance incentives
⏰ Flexible scheduling through morning and afternoon courses
💚 One-on-one counseling and mental health services
🧭 Field trips and study abroad opportunities

The key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful, nurturing relationships in and out of the YALC. We have safe spaces and facilities for all to be able to reach their limitless potential while we celebrate each other out loud years before graduation.

Apply today – limited seats available!

Young Adult Learning Center (YALC) enrollment first steps:

  1. Find out more about the Young Adult Learning Center (ages 17+) on DC School Report Card.
  2. Apply online using YALC online form (PowerSchool Enrollment Express)
  3. Contact Ms. Wade-Wooden at for enrollment form help.
  4. Review our program highlights and schedule a tour!