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The Enoch Pratt Youth Council (EPYC), formerly known as Community Youth Corps (CYC), is a new and improved program designed to give Baltimore City teens grade 9-12 the opportunity to earn service learning hours and gain the experience necessary to build resumes and life skills.

The next EPYC cohort begins the first Wednesday of October 2022. Interviews for prospective EPYC members are currently being conducted and will end October 14, 2022.

Program Details

Service Learning Hours

Participating teens will have the chance to earn service hours needed for graduation through attending skill development workshops, volunteering to assist with programming, and participating in think tank sessions.

Library Programming & Literacy

Teens will gain valuable work, leadership, and life skills as they are invited to participate in the creation, planning, and execution of library programming and the promotion of some of the top books in Young Adult literature.

Skill Development

Teens will participate in various workshops and training that will aid them in gaining valuable skills for their future and building great resumes. Workshops and training will include library program planning, budgeting, leading a workshop, college application completion, and ACT/SAT prep.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining the Council, email epyc@prattlibrary.org or complete the application and someone will be in touch with you.

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Teen Center


The Earl Teen Center at the Central Library is an inclusive, safe space aiming to enrich the lives of Baltimore teens.

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Volunteer


Learn more about the Enoch Pratt Free Library volunteers, an integral part of the Library’s operation.