Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, joined by LAUSD leaders and philanthropic partners, kicked off the city’s summer opportunities for young Angelenos on May 27, including Summer Night Lights, summer camps, paid internships and an extensive Play LA sports calendar.
“Summer is a time for learning, growing and playing, and in Los Angeles, we’re committed to providing those opportunities to our children and young people,” Garcetti said. “The city has something to offer for everyone, from sports and arts programming to the chance to earn a paycheck while building the skills to kick-start a career.”
The online platform Earn Learn Play connects young people with hundreds of city recreational, educational and paid internship programs throughout multiple city departments, as well as the mayor’s office. The Youth Development, Recreation and Parks, Community Investment for Families, Cultural Affairs, and Economic and Workforce Development departments are offering summer programming, along with the L.A. Zoo, LAUSD and Los Angeles Public Library’s 73 branches.
The Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development is launching the 15th season of Summer Night Lights on July 13. SNL will offer free meals, activities, sports and resources for families at park sites around the city. Additionally, GRYD is partnering with L.A. County’s Department of Public Health to deploy COVID-19 vaccination clinics at some sites.
The LAUSD has opened registration for summer school in nearly 600 sites throughout the city, including in-person instruction. To keep students engaged with their school community throughout the summer, LAUSD has made summer school available for all current students from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade. For the second year, the LAUSD is offering pre-K summer opportunities for L.A.’s youngest learners in select communities throughout the district. For information, visit summerschool.lausd.net.
“Los Angeles Unified families, it’s time for a summer of learning,” LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho said. “We are excited to offer a robust summer school program for all students, which includes literacy, math, science and more for TK-8th grade students and credit-earning opportunities for high school students. We are offering popular classes in animation, arts and crafts, creative writing, music, STEM and STEAM, filmmaking, world languages and more. There’s something for everyone.”
The city’s summer programming will also include classes, workshops, sports, clubs and internships throughout different city departments. Philanthropic and community partners are supporting the programs, including the Ballmer Group, which is providing more than $9 million in funding, the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation and Great Public Schools Now.
For information, visit earnlearnplay.lacity.org.
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