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The mission of LA's BEST 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. 


All children need a safe place to be after school with caring, responsible adults and engaging activities that connect each child to his/her school, family and community.  

LA's Best


Since the beginning, the core activities at LA’s BEST have been divided into three and a half beats: help with homework, a learning activity that boosts core academic skills such as reading or math, something that’s new and just plain fun, and a nutritious snack. These components provide structure for a program that is otherwise highly customized based on students’ needs and the site staff’s interests and experience. 


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.


LA's Best Staff

Director: Jessica Arellana


All information on this site can be found at: 

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