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:
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
Email: [email protected]
Website: Groundlings Teen Classes
Little Thinkers Center
The Little Thinkers Center is a leading child learning and enrichment center in Los Angeles specializing in the use of thinking activities that are tailored to enrich your child’s unique developmental path. Our goal is to empower children of ages 2 to 18 with the tools to reach their fullest potential and achieve cognitive growth academically, socially, and emotionally.
Attention is paid on implementing games that are developmentally appropriate for your child to foster smooth, continuous growth. We work to nurture long-term learning in areas such as reading, math, social-emotional development, critical thinking, problem solving, self-confidence, physical motor skills, organization and planning, and visual-spatial awareness. Through a fun and interactive approach, our little thinkers engage in thinking games that build self-confidence, resiliency, and critical and creative thinking abilities to build an “I can” attitude.
Our services include…
-Cognitive Developmental Activities
-Empowering Thinking Games
-Afterschool Enrichment Program
-Little Thinkers Spring/Summer/Winter Camps
-Social Thinking Groups
-Teacher Training Workshops
Address: 1849 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone Number: (310) 268-1888
Email: [email protected]
Website: Little Thinkers Center
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
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Crow
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
*BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH DISCOUNT! Pay in full before March 15th for 10% off.*
Young People’s Camp
Starts Monday, July 15 2024 and runs Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays for three weeks, Young People’s Camp introduces your young child to the imaginative world of Shakespeare and classical theatre.
Youth Drama Camp Session 1: Workshop (Get 10% OFF Session 2 when you sign up for both sessions!)
Starts Monday, June 17, 2024, and runs Monday-Friday for two weeks. Students ages 8-14 work with expert teaching artists will to explore a Shakespeare play, culminating in a share celebrating all they’ve learned.
Youth Drama Camp Session 2: Production (Get 10% OFF Session 2 when you sign up for both sessions!)
Starts Monday, July 1, 2024, and runs Monday-Friday for three weeks. Students ages 8-14 will take technique-based classes as well as rehearse and present a final performance of a Shakespearean play.
Teen Shakespeare Intensive
Starts Monday, July 8, 2024. Students ages 14-18 work with professional artists on classical theatre techniques in our beloved Teen Summer Shakespeare Intensive.