Young Professionals Bring Back Park Day for LA’s BEST Students

July 31, 2010

LA’s BEST Friends, a dynamic group of young professionals who support LA’s BEST through fundraising and volunteering, are hosting Park Day 2010 at Valley Village Park in North Hollywood. More than 40 BEST Friend volunteers are gathering for some good old-fashioned fun with LA’s BEST students from Sylvan Park in Van Nuys and Noble Elementary in North Hills. Many students served by the LA’s BEST program live in neighborhoods where going to the local park isn’t always a safe option. This is a great opportunity for the students to interact with role models and have a safe day engaging in fun summer activities such as relay races, water balloon tosses, freeze dancing and wheelbarrow races.  All attendees will also enjoy a lunch courtesy of the Fatburger Fatmobile.


120 LA’s BEST Students from Sylvan Park in Van Nuys and Noble Elementary School in North Hills

40+ BEST Friend Volunteers

Fatburger Fatmobile


Saturday, July 31st, 2010

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


LA’s BEST students interacting with BEST Friend role models and participating in fun activities such as relay races, water balloon tosses and wheelbarrow races.


Valley Village Park

5000 Westpark Drive

North Hollywood, CA 91601

About LA's BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving 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 180 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. For more information, please visit

About LA’s BEST Friends

LA’s BEST Friends supports the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program by connecting diverse young professionals and students to each other and their communities through volunteering, fundraising, public outreach and community building. To find out more, please visit