Light The Way Foundation
Light The Way Foundation

Community Outreach


March 2024 - Waldorf, MD

We are excited to complete our second successful empowerment initiative, in collaboration with Edvocare, LLC.


Industry leaders focused on Youth Development, Financial Management, Mental Wellness & Coping Mechanisms, and College Preparation & Career Development.


November 2023 - Washington, DC

This youth empowerment event was everything we expected. It was filled with great information, games, networking, and inspiration. Stay tuned for registration details for the next empowement event, scheduled for March 2024.

CONGRATULATIONS to the three graduating seniors who were selected to receive the Elijah Russell Education Scholarship. All receipients received $1,000 for their college expenses.


Elijah Russell is the late grandfather of the Founder/President of Light The Way Foundation, Janice Murphy. Through these scholarships, her grandfather will continue to uplift and support youth.

Derrick Terry, LTW Treasurer, presented a $1,000 check to Braxton Wheeler 


North Point High School, Waldorf, MD

Derrick Terry, LTW Treasurer

Janice Murphy, LTW President

& Mark Sturdivant, LTW Board Member,

presented $1,000 checks to Javion Boyd &

Davon Davis-Jackson


Paul Public Charter School, Washington, DC

2023 Black History Month Competition

1st Place Poster Board 

"Howard Alum"


Bruce-Monroe Elementary

2nd Place Poster Board

"Claudette Colvin & Rosa Parks"
Bruce-Monroe Elementary

3rd Place Poster Board

"Ruby Bridges"


Bruce-Monroe Elementary

CONGRATULATIONS to all 2023 Black History Month winners


Bruce-Monroe Elementary 5th grade classrooms had amazing and creative entries and won a pizza party.


There were also two individuals who won best essays; Ifunaya Iweanoge and Rashad Walker


A SPECIAL Thank YOU to Robert Katz who provided Scholastic books to all winning classrooms, including the classrooms for individual entries. All teachers were able to select books of their choice.



Light The Way Foundation Officers and Anita Jenkins, Howard University Hospital CEO, present awards to 2021 Black History Month winners.  


A SPECIAL Thank YOU for those who donated  towards the student gift bags; The Better Family, Howard University Hospital, WHUR, and Robert Katz.

2019 - LTW & HUH Black History Month Poster Board Winners

Congratulations to our future leaders, who have proven to be both Creative and Talented.


D.C. elementary students win the 2019 Black History Month Poster Board Contest:


Garfied: Lerina Burke (student)

Garrison: Ms. Tyburski's classroom

Seaton: Ms. Gold's classroom Turner: Ms. Berry's classroom

Light the Way Foundation and Howard Univ. Hospital have partnered over the years to collect hygiene products for organizations that support low-income and homeless individuals and families; The Coalition For The Homeless, The Arnold House, and Martha's Table. 

Pictured (L to R)

Janice, James, Cynthia & Anthony

Pictured (L to R)

Clarence & Derrick

Pictured (L to R)

Janice (LTW President) Anna & Greg (Martha's Table Team), Cynthia & Jim (HUH Marketing Director, CEO)

LTW Feature on WHUT-TV's "In the Community" 

Open Letter from Hillcrest Heights Library:


Dear Janice and Julia,
Thank you both so much for yesterday's CPR and First Aid certification session with the teens of Local Strength. Janice thank you for making it possible and thank you Julia for the interactive and informative session provided by you and your team. 


The teens greatly enjoyed the session and left the following comments:
"I liked the session and learned how to save people's lives.  I look forward to applying my skills in the future."
"I can save people now."
"It was really cool."
"They were great!  Showed me a lot if I get into one of those situations."
"I enjoyed this section because it taught me the requirements of how to save a person's life in an emergency and I would like for them to come back again."
"I am now one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a doctor.  Thank you!"
"I liked the whole program teaching us new things."
"I think this session will be helpful for the future."
"I enjoyed the session.  It was fun."
"I liked learning the steps.  It was awesome and helpful."
"This section was great.  It was a great review."
"Thanks for the information."

Thanks again for taking the time to work with them.

Jamyel Jenifer (Jam)
Library Associate
Hillcrest Heights Branch Library

Light the Way Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization that provides funding for youth, with limited resources, to participate in extracurricular activities. We believe structured activities promote fundamental development for our youth, which prepares them for success. We need your support to ensure all youth have access to these programs.


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Light The Way Foundation

P.O. Box 458

Temple Hills, MD 20757

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