Read how Lizzette and her family benefited from LA's BEST because they didn't have the income or time for extracurricular activities.
Edith shares the positive impact of hands-on learning through her experience with building gardens and outdoor learning centers alongside students.
Maria tells us how, for 27 years, she has felt supported as a professional and as an individual.
Alumni Justin Zepeda shares how his discovery of football at LA’s BEST earned him a football scholarship to college.
Alumni Darío Herrera recounts how his time on the Dance & Drill team impacted his childhood and beyond.
Read how a student’s love for basketball -- and support from staff member George Lee -- taught him valuable life lessons and helped him succeed in school.
Alumni Miguel found confidence in his writing skills thanks to his LA's BEST Coach's support. Now, he leads a successful career as a journalist, writer, and producer.
Alumni Mayra shares how she developed her learning skills and stepped out of her comfort zone to become who she is today.
How Samantha learned to take the initiative in LA’s BEST.
Jessie shares how she built a meaningful relationship with a troubled student, which made the student's mother feel supported.
Alumni Dennise Amaya tells us about how she found safety and support at LA's BEST.
Alumni Ashley Ramirez-Martinez explains how LA's BEST helped her navigate the educational system, and how it empowered her to pursue a career in medicine.
Alumni Arturo Flores reflects on the impact of LA's BEST on his life, family, and community.
Alumni Wendy Ruiz tells us how LA’s BEST introduced her to a world she never knew.