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LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program plays a vital role in the lives of unique and talented elementary school students who attend 200 LAUSD schools in neighborhoods with the fewest resources yet the greatest needs.

Every school day, each LA’s BEST student receives a nutritious meal, help with their homework and the opportunity to participate in a wide array of enrichment activities – at no cost to parents.

The LA’s BEST Summer Program mirrors our program during the regular academic school year where children are engaged in experiential learning opportunities around language arts, sports, student wellness and lots of fun.


LA’s BEST engages children creatively, emotionally, intellectually and physically, empowering them to explore and discover the opportunities in their lives. We inspire and prepare children to create lives full of choices.

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Share The Journey

Share The Journey gala on Wednesday, August 30th at BMO Stadium was a magical evening. Thanks to our supporters, we exceed our fundraising goal! Click here to watch our heartfelt honoree videos for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Outstanding Alumni, Keyla Santisteban and in honor of June Sale.

Enroll Today!

Enroll your child at one of our 200 LAUSD elementary school sites today! For important information and complete the application, click here.  ¡Inscriba a su hijo en una de nuestras 200 escuelas primarias del LAUSD hoy! Para obtener información importante y completar la solicitud, haga clic aquí.

UCLA CRESST Evaluation Results

UCLA CRESST Evaluation Results

The recently published UCLA CRESST research report finds that elementary school children who attend LA’s BEST were less likely to drop out and more likely to graduate high school than those students who never participated in the program. Click here to for a summary of the study or click here to read the full report.

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Our Stories

A curated collection of stories that shows the impact of LA’s BEST across Los Angeles.

Explore how our staff are connecting with students and families and the long-term influence LA’s BEST has on the lives of our alumni.

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