Afterschool Programs in South LA

imageThe Children’s Collective, Inc.
The Children’s Collective, Inc. provides comprehensive educational and support services to 4,000 South Los Angeles students.  Founded in 1972, its 18 locations feature programs ranging from childcare to afterschool tutoring.  Fees for services are dependant on family income, and most families participate in the programs free of charge.

imageThe First Tee of South Los Angeles
The First Tee of South Los Angeles uses the game of golf to teach life skills.  It offers the First Tee Life Experience course, which emphasizes the need to maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity.  The cost of the 8-week session is $50 for the first member of a household, $25 for the second member and free for any additional members.  The fee covers training, equipment, a uniform and any field trips or outings.

imageLA’s Best
LA’s Best was established in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address the lack of afterschool programs in Los Angeles.  It serves 28,000 elementary school kids at the schools with the lowest tests scores in the city.  Activities range from tutoring to arts and crafts and physical education games.

imageHeart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Based out of the LaFayette Park Recreation Center, the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) afterschool program introduces youth to a wide array of programs in academics, the arts and recreation.  By partnering with the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Department, HOLA boasts access to a state-of-the-art turf soccer field and outdoor basketball courts.  It has also partnered with the LA Philharmonic to provide a youth orchestra program.  All activities and programs are free of charge.

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