January 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, 2014, thirty LA’s BEST students from Baldwin Hills, Bradley Magnet, Cienega, Coliseum and Hillcrest elementary schools will represent the after school enrichment program by marching in the Kingdom Day parade honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students representing grades 1-6 from each school were selected to participate in this historic event by LA’s BEST staff based on their exemplary performance in the program. In representing the 28,000 kids served by LA’s BEST, students will carry a pendant honoring their favorite expanded-learning activity.

Expanded learning programs, such as LA’s BEST, are high-quality and results-driven programs that maximize the time outside of the classroom to address the academic, social, emotional and physical needs and interests of the students through individualized and engaged learning. LA’s BEST programs are offered at no cost to parents, exposing some of the city’s neediest children to experiences and educational opportunities they might not have otherwise.

WHEN:  Monday, January 20, 2014

WHERE: King Blvd & Crenshaw Blvd ending at Leimert Park, Los Angeles CA

WHO: 30 LA's BEST students

TIME:  9:30 am  - 1:00 pm

For more information about the parade, please visit


LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 194 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic,enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit