Jamaal Laing, founder and director, created The Latchkey Center back in 2004. In 2015, The Latchkey Center became Laing Youth Club.

Throughout his high school and collegiate years, Jamaal consistently enjoyed working with school age children. During this time, he gained a new respect for the time grade schoolers spent out of school and how it effected them significantly.

With a focus of making the best out of this time, Laing Youth Club was created to constructively address school age children’s needs, while still making its services as enjoyable as possible.