While all sites have literacy, math, science, seasonal sports, arts and crafts and health and fitness activities, staff and students both have input into what recreational and club-based activities happen at any particular site. And of course, all students get opportunities to take special field trips and to attend citywide events throughout the year. .
Take a look at some of the exciting activities going on at our sites!
LA's BEST hosted the 13th Annual Family Health Festival at East LA College for 2,000 students and their families.
The event was a huge success! Special thanks to Super A Foods, Save the Drop L.A., lululemon athletica Los Angeles, Los Angeles Promise Zone, CheckOne2 Entertainment, ELAC, our volunteers, and everyone who came out to support the event!
There is nothing sweeter than being surrounded by your family for a night filled with celebration, joy, and happiness.
That is exactly how the LA’s BEST family felt on Saturday, June 27, 2015 when honoring Candy Spelling, Albertsons & The Vons Foundation, William S. White & the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD). The event featured a silent and live auction, as well as a Lexus Hybrid Car Raffle, and ultimately raised $670,000 for LA’s BEST After School Program and over 25,000 children served across Los Angeles. The event marked the first fundraising dinner under the leadership of new President & CEO Eric Gurna.
The after school program hosted its Family Dinner fundraising event on Saturday, June 27 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Friends, guests and honorees came together to celebrate the work of LA’s BEST and those who support the program.
As the 2014-2015 school year comes to end an end, LA's BEST held it's final All Staff Meeting for final anouncements and to award school sites and their staff for awards, such as Best Attendance and Most Involved. The meeting also included the Annual Al Minturn Award Ceremony, presented to Site Coordinator Marcela Perez of Hawaiian Elementary School.