Information on after-school programming for Los Angeles area children.
Information on various programs to help foster youth succeed academically, including after-school and weekend tutoring and remedial help.
Peace4Kids provides creative and educational courses, field trips, summer camping trips, life skills and mentorship opportunities for over 200 youth, ages 5-19. These programs for foster youth and other at-risk youth from the South Los Angeles area provide the opportunity to uncover hidden talents and gifts and develop them into lifelong practices through the guidance of nurturing professionals. Each weekend, Peace4Kids provides free creative education classes encouraging the participants to explore self-expression as a means to establish their own individuality. Many of the courses provided are in the areas of health, nutrition, sports, computers, and the arts.
Street Poets is a non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation.
Their mission is:
TO INSPIRE at-risk youth in the juvenile detention facilities, schools and streets of Los Angeles County to discover and develop their voices as writers, artists and human beings;
TO EMPOWER these young people to use the skills and increased self-awareness engendered through the arts to transcend self-destructive lifestyles;
TO CREATE a healing community that unites different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic segments of the city around the transformational power of the creative process.
Street Poets holds weekly workshops at their office (Seeking Peace, Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. and Studio Recording Sessions, Fridays 4-7 p.m.), probation camps and at public and alternative high schools in Los Angeles. In the last three years, they've produced 4 CDs of music and poetry by our youth. You can download tracks from these CDs on their website.
Here's a link to some activities taking place at your local library that might be interesting to you.
Calendar of events in and around the Library.
Here are some links to some good homework help websites.
Reading Club participants will receive a variety of club materials including a book bag, an activity folder, and an exclusive passport of activities when they sign up at their local LAPL branch library. Members will also receive an achievement certificate at the end of the program.
Find out about programs, Teen Council meeting dates and hours of your local library. Meet other teens in your neighborhood and help make the teen space in your library a fun place to go.