LA's BEST empowers students with the agency to choose, explore, and discover within the context of a safe and nurturing environment.
Students in LA’s BEST often face a range of obstacles that can hinder their academic and social development – from exposure to trauma, to under-resourced schools and challenging family environments, and the effects of poverty – but they also bring a wealth of strengths, talents, smarts and perspectives.
We help children learn to communicate and collaborate and to think critically and creatively. We foster drive and self-worth. These characteristics should be nurtured in every child – regardless of their economic circumstances. These are characteristics we want in the next generation of Angelenos.