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DYRS Youth to Present SYEP Showcase

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

DYRS Youth to Present SYEP Showcase: Youth Invite Community Members to Support and Attend a Free Showcase  

(Washington, D.C.) – On Wednesday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m. the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) will host a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) showcase where youth participants will present the projects they have worked on all summer. The showcase will feature designs from DYRS Achievement Centers focusing on robotics and architectural design. Participants in the robotics course will present their functional robotic automation project, while youth from the architectural design course will present their full-scale model of the District of Columbia. These summer programs were held at two DYRS Achievement Centers, where youth in the District are given the opportunity to explore their interests in a safe, positive environment.

These centers also provide safe spaces for young people to engage in various programs and activities designed to foster their personal growth and development. The Achievement Centers serve both the participants of DYRS programs and youth from all over the District. They aim to provide all youth equal access to support, resources, and pro-social opportunities. This summer, the Achievement Centers served as an SYEP site by hosting free weekly interactive programs for young people throughout the District.


Wednesday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m. 


Sam Abed, Acting Director, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services 

Terrance Gunthrope, Education and Workforce Development Program Director, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services 


The Achievement Center

2101 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE Suite C 

*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Metro Station*  *Closest Bikeshare: 13th & E St SE*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].   




ABOUT DYRS: The District of Columbia’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is the District’s juvenile justice agency. DYRS improves public safety by allowing court-involved youth to become more productive citizens by building on the youth's and families’ strengths in the least restrictive, most homelike environment consistent with public safety. DYRS seeks to incorporate best practices and promising approaches to creating the nation's best strength-based, data-driven juvenile justice agency.