100 Black Men of Los Angeles – National
The 100 Black Men of America trains its members, who are all volunteers, using a curriculum entitled Mentoring the 100 Way, which stresses the long term commitment required and teaches effective and innovative mentoring concepts. The 100 Black Men has expanded over the decades from classroom and school-based mentoring programs to community mentoring and to deploying our mentoring concept in schools run by the 100. While improving educational achievement is a significant goal of our mentoring efforts, Mentoring the 100 Way focuses on developing our mentees from elementary school to career.
A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center
The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center is a youth center and afterschool program. The Wooten Center provides a safe and nurturing environment where boys and girls ages 8 to 18 can participate in academic enrichment programs and recreational activities exploring a world of opportunities.
Arc is proud to offer a variety of programs ranging from after school enrichment programs to leadership development retreats featuring adventure sports to full-service, comprehensive after school education programs for K-12 youth, college-aged students, and working professionals. In each of our programs, we place an emphasis on experiential learning, life skills acquisition and team building, as well as engagement with the natural world and the local community.
Beyond the Bell Branch
The mission of the Beyond the Bell Branch 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 (before and after school and Saturdays). The three components of the programs include: The Academic Tutorial Program where students study subjects such as Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Computers; The Recreational Program where students participate in physical activities including Intramural Sports, Structured Physical Activity, Dance, and Aerobics; and The Enrichment Program where students participate in classes such as Life Skills, Art, Cooking, and Music. In addition, high school ASSETS Programs focus on college preparation and job readiness.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
C5 Youth Foundation of Los Angeles – National
Our mission is to inspire high-potential youth from risk-filled environments in LA County to pursue personal success, to prepare them for leadership roles in college, work and community, and to motivate them to become role models for others. We do this by engaging middle and high school students from under resourced communities in five years of intensive leadership experiences including year-round leadership development & support programs and signature summer activities that include, High Adventure Leadership Camps, College Preparatory & Career, Community Advocacy, and Service Learning Experiences.
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC)
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is a two-week residential camp hosted at colleges and universities across the nation. Each camp will provide 48-54 promising middle school grade level students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus – all at no cost to the child or family.
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Ages: 18 and under
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) is a non-profit organization that provides after-school academic, art and athletic programs for youth living in the Rampart District of Los Angeles, California.
"I Have A Dream" Foundation – National
The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We make a long-term commitment to provide free year-round programs, services, and individualized case management for 10 consecutive years through high school graduation and into college. The Foundation provides a comprehensive program that prepares students for higher education through academic support, social-emotional development, college and career prep, campus visits, tutoring, cultural enrichment, drug, crime, and pregnancy prevention programs, and one-on-one mentoring.
The Independent School Alliance *
Established in 1985 by a group of Southern California school heads, The Independent School Alliance is an organization of 50+ private independent elementary and secondary schools that want to increase their diversity. The Independent School Alliance provides assistance to families of color with the application process to its member schools. The Independent School Alliance counsels families on appropriate school choice, entrance testing information and (if necessary) how to apply for financial aid. Additionally, The Independent School Alliance provides a variety of support programs and acts as a resource to member schools on issues of equity and justice.
Our approach to arts education brings elementary, middle and high school students, educators, families and the community to Inner-City Arts' award-winning campus to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios and performance spaces. Our growing after school program for elementary and middle school students provides intervention and prevention during the critical afternoon hours. On weekends, opportunities for focused, long-term study devoted to a particular art form encourage middle and high school students to pursue higher education.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.
LA Conservation Corps' After School Program
As part of the LA Conservation Corps' Education Department, the After School Program's mission is to extend the school day in fun and exciting ways that help to cultivate critical thinking in young minds. In addition to a safe, worry-free environment, the After School Program provides academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring services at Elementary and Middle Schools throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The mission of LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow)
is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for elementary school children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles.
Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education & Recreation (LACER)
The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program's mission is to provide underserved middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment.
Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM)
LATM offers three programs to address the needs of at-risk middle school youth in Los Angeles. TeamWorks, our core school-based mentoring program taking place on weekday afternoons, utilizes a team-based mentoring approach to help students build self-esteem, peer and adult relationships, and school engagement. Lab 21, a Saturday morning, school-based mentoring program, utilizes a team-based mentoring model to explore concepts in science, technology, math and engineering. Leadership Camp, a summer camp focused on college-readiness, starts in the middle grades. Students in this program must participate in either TeamWorks or Lab 21, and must be nominated by their mentors.
Mentorship Program at UCLA
Mentorship Program at UCLA is a unique year-long, one-on-one mentoring program that pairs UCLA students with youth from North Hollywood aged 7-17. Mentorship aims to support the personal development of both the mentors and mentees through engaging and creative programs. Mentors act to support and empower their mentees to further discover and follow their passions, gain a greater understanding of the world around them, and pursue higher education.
Motivating Our Students Through Experience (MOSTE)
MOSTE (Motivating Our Students Through Experience) recognizes the importance of offsetting the negative pressures that begin early in the lives of young girls. From 7th grade through high school, MOSTE utilizes programs that combine personal growth with academic skill-building to create a “smart girl” culture, while firmly believing change happens at the individual level with one girl at a time.
Para Los Ninõs
Para Los Niños is a nonprofit organization that has worked for more than thirty years to create academic success and social well-being for children. Through early education centers, charter schools, and wellness centers, we offer high-quality education integrated with family supports, mental health services, and community engagement opportunities to thousands of children living in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles county. Para Los Niños operates programs that directly educate children and youth.
STAR provides exceptional educational and cultural enrichment opportunities. Academic programs feature daily tutoring in math and literacy as well as cutting-edge school assemblies and innovative outreach programs. STAR offers its programs and events after school and in school, on nights and on weekends, at schools, community centers, restaurant/entertainment locations, museums and more. Among our most successful cultural enrichment endeavors is the RockSTAR Music Education program, which teaches kindergarten through sixth-grade students how to play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, how to compose their own songs and how to perform rock 'n roll hits.
UCLA K-12 Outreach
UCLA offers a variety of programs and resources for K-12 students, parents and educators, including after-school, summer, academic, and enrichment programming. Please view our website for details about each program.The Village Youth Program
Our Summer Enrichment Program is designed to augment classroom learning with life skills education in order to provide the youth of underserved communities with the best chance for overall success in life. The program provides: A constructive, educational summer break activity for children, education on the life skills required to live successful, healthy, well-balanced lives, and an avenue for community involvement, volunteerism and mentorship.
Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA)
Conceived and operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with community-based organizations, volunteers, schools and families, VIDA serves kids between the ages of 11 and 17 1/2 at eight locations across the county. Over the course of the 16-week program, VIDA participants focus on increasing academic achievement, improving family relationships, developing positive social behaviors and realizing the possibilities for a better future. The program includes regular visits with VIDA staff members, a Saturday component and weekly sessions with the child and parent to facilitate communication and understanding. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion and are referred to other programs to continue their growth.
Youth Arts and Media LA (YAM)
YAM is a partnership of community-based organizations that are committed to providing teens and young adults in Los Angeles County with free access to high quality, technology-intensive media arts, visual and music education. The organizations share in common a desire to encourage youth to use and understand digital technologies as vehicles for communication.
Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) – LA Philharmonic
Through Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) program – inspired by Venezuela's revolutionary El Sistema – the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, enabling every child to contribute using their full potential.
Youth Policy Institute Youth Services (YPI)
Youth Services is YPI’s largest department with more than 450 staff members that are dedicated to keeping kids academically enriched. The department oversees three core service areas that include YPI’s Afterschool Program, Family Literacy and Los Angeles CollegeReady. Collectively, the services provide underserved families with a myriad of resources that empower young people, engage parents and enrich school culture. The afterschool program provides students and their families with credentialed teachers and college-age tutors every school day until 6 pm.
Youth to Leaders
The Foundation exists to enlighten, encourage and empower youth and expand their horizons by helping them learn goal setting, team building, project planning and decision-making.