Pictures

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Singing with Samantha Stollenwerck

Singing with Samantha Stollenwerck

Singer, songwriter and recording artist Samantha Stollenwerck recently visited LA’s BEST kids at Stoner Elementary School where she played her music and helped the kids create t-shirts designs inspired by her lyrics, one of which was chosen and is currently being sold on Samantha’s website, benefitting LA’s BEST. Visit http://www.samanthamusic.com/ to check out these cool shirts.


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LA's BEST Go H2O Challenge

LA's BEST Go H2O Challenge

More than 12,000 students enrolled in the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program celebrated the successful completion of the “Go H20!” challenge. The challenge was created through a partnership between the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and LA’s BEST and aimed to educate children about the importance of drinking water for healthy living and the earth-friendly benefits of reusing and recycling more plastics. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, Assistant Speaker pro Tempore made a special visit to 112th Street Elementary to congratulate the students in his district.


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LA's BEST 16th Annual Community Jam Against Violence

LA's BEST 16th Annual Community Jam Against Violence

More than 1300 LA's BEST kids and their families gathered at UCLA's Royce Hall for the 16th Annual Community Jam Against Violence, a talent showcase which gives LA's BEST students a platform to express themselves artistically and decry the violence in their communities. This year, students from twenty-three schools hit the stage and expressed themselves through dance, song, drumming, and dramatic performances.
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Variety's Power of Youth Event

Variety's Power of Youth Event

LA's BEST was the co-beneficiary of Variety's Power of Youth this year. The event was hosted at Paramount Studios and honored five young celebrities including AnnaLynne McCord, Corbin Bleu, Jesse McCartney, KeKe Palmer and Miranda Cosgrove for their involvement with philanthropic and humanitarian causes. The Power of Youth initiative is focused on encouraging top young talent to become involved in causes using their positions in popular culture to motivate others to do the same. Students from LA's BEST enjoyed games, prizes, food and fun. LA's BEST students from Westminster also performed West African Dance.
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Bang Studio Improv Workshop

Bang Studio Improv Workshop

David Henrie (Justin Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place) teamed up with Peter Murrieta (Executive Producer of Wizards) to teach a special improv class at Murrieta’s bang Theatre in Los Angeles. Twenty students from LA’s BEST, had the opportunity to get firsthand experience from seasoned actors and take part in improvisational skits, games and routines at one of LA’s top improv theatres. Students and actors pretended to "walk on eggs" amongst other exercises and LA's BEST students paired up with actors to shadow their actions. Students and actors alike left with such a positive and enriching experience.
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