826LA provides students with tutoring that will improve their reading and writing skills. Because the tutoring services are free, participating students must meet certain requirements (that are online). Tutors are volunteers, and once homework is completed, volunteers turn their attention and focus to reading and writing. Students ultimately write and publish their own stories.Connect:
Address: 1714 W. Sunset Blvd 90026 in Echo Park, 12515 Venice Blvd 90066 in Mar Vista, Echo Park and Mar Vista, CA 90026 + 90066
Phone Number: 213-413-3388 in Echo Park, 310-915-0200 in Mar Vista
ALS Online Language Courses provide elementary, middle and high school students with programs to study foreign languages effectively through teacher-led video lessons. Developed by our own experienced school teachers, students will be guided step-by-step from complete beginners to gain proficiency in grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of the target language. Courses come complete with study materials, quizzes to test students’ understanding of the topics taught, homework, and a final exam, just like in a traditional classroom. Visit our website to try first lesson free!Connect:
EverWild and Forest School
EverWild engages and mentors children and families to develop a meaningful connection to the Earth through Forest School classes and Summer Camps offered in Santa Clarita Valley, Topanga/Palisades, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena/Glendale, and Culver-West areas.
Children are guided by nature as they play, explore, discover, and create. Mentors develop projects based on children’s interests, naturally occurring events in nature, environmental stewardship skills, and Next Generation Science Standards. EverWild enhances children’s social and emotional development, 21st-century skills, and ecological literacy.
The majority of families who enroll their children at EverWild are homeschooling. Children typically attend our program 2-4 days/week from September-May. Many families continue attending throughout the summer months including new families who plan to homeschool in the Fall. Our partnered charter schools provide homeschoolers with tuition support to attend our program.
In commitment to diversifying the outdoors, we are actively raising funds and providing opportunities for children from low-income households to attend our Nature Immersion Program during the ‘22-’23 Forest School Year. Scholarship applications will become available Summer 2022.
Forest School classes are offered in Santa Clarita Valley, Topanga/Palisades, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena/Glendale, and Culver-West areas. Please see our website for class locations.Connect:
Got Game Camp 2.0 After School Classes
Got Game offers VIRTUAL after school programs like you’ve never experienced! From sports, athletics, unique and innovative games to science, coding, art and talent shows, we have it ALL! Our innovative and diverse range of options caters to students of all interests. Our VIRTUAL after school programs are designed to develop students physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Watch while we facilitate friendships through the computer screen and offer an awesome learning environment!Connect:
Groundlings Teen Classes
The Groundlings is offering IN-PERSON Teen Improv classes at the world-famous Groundlings Theatre! Your kids can get up on their feet, working on characters, improvisation, and acting through a variety of theatre games and improv exercises. They’ll have fun while making friends and building self-confidence in one of these three classes:
One-day TEEN DROP-INs give students an introduction to improv and acting.
– Nov 20 at 10:00am-12:00pm PT on Sunday
– Dec 17 at 10:00am-12:00pm PT on Saturday
Five-day TEEN IMPROV CAMPS include an open class for friends and family on the last class.
– Nov 6-Dec 11 at 10:00-12:00pm PT on Sundays
– Nov 13- Dec 18 at 12:00pm-2:00pm PT on Sundays
– NEW 4-session WEEKEND WARRIOR classes help teens build a foundation for what every good improviser needs to know.
– Oct 29 – Nov 6 at 10:00am-12:30pm PT on Saturdays and Sundays
– Dec 3 – Dec 11 at 10:00am-12:30pm PT on Saturdays and Sundays
Age ranges: 10-13 & 14-18. No exceptions.Connect:
Address: 7280 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone Number: (323) 934-4747
Website: Groundlings Teen Classes
Los Angeles Boys & Girls Clubs
Originally founded in 1944, The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club offers a variety of after-school programs for students. Homework assistance, “The STEM Adventure,” fine arts, and much more are offered. Check the website to find a location.Connect:
The Crow’s performance arts education space for the youth is nestled inside Bergamot Station Arts Center and is part of Santa Monica’s newest comedy club, The Crow. Owned and operated by husband and wife educators and creatives, The Crow offers students a professional, inclusive, and safe setting to grow as confident performers in either acting class or stand-up comedy class. Read more in this recent LA Times article: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-06/how-a-westside-love-story-helped-hatch-santa-monicas-newest-comedy-club-the-crow
Comedy/Stand-Up classes meet for eight weeks including a final show performance on the main stage. Focusing on stand-up, improv, sketch, storytelling, writing and stage confidence, your child will have an opportunity to learn joke structure while finding their storytelling perspective and voice through exciting play and activities. This class is taught by Nicole Blaine: stand-up, mom, and The Crow owner. Nicole supports each student’s unique learning style as she uses the tenets of comedy to help discover their own point of view, personal style, and comedic preferences.
Acting Classes at The Crow are for the young professional and incorporate multiple acting techniques to enhance scene study, help build deep characters, work on audition readiness and cold reading for TV, film, and theatrical stages. With over seventeen years of experience teaching acting to young actors, Mickey has developed a system that teaches the tenets of serious acting to kids who also love to play. In addition to his work in film and television, Mickey has worked with kids in school and camp settings, so he knows how to make learning fun while giving kids the tools they need to succeed in the professional world of acting.Connect:
Address: 2525 Michigan Ave. F4, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone Number: (424) 322-8017
Website: The Crow
The Little Gym of Torrance Classes
At The Little Gym, we believe kids should be able to act like kids. We also believe fun environments are especially conducive to the kind of learning that prepares them for life’s adventures. Through unique programs that revolve around active play, we complement and enhance the traditional school experience – even before kids are school age! We give children a safe and inspiring space to direct their energy, build confidence, and develop key skills. Explore the range of classes we offer at The Little Gym of Torrance to find the one that’s just right for your child.Connect: