L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs

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Program Description

L.A.C.E.R. stands for Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education, and Recreation.  We have a "Whole Child" approach to programming and respect the fact that our students learn in different ways and have different interests.  But all classes share a common goal of fostering scholastic achievement, self-confidence and good citizenship.

L.A.C.E.R. operates on the campuses of the six schools we serve. Classes and supplies are free to all students, with a nutritional snack served daily.   The program operates five days a week from immediately after school until 6:00 PM.  To enhance learning, weekend and evening field trips to cultural and sporting events are scheduled throughout the school year.

Students have up to 5 different classes to choose from daily.   All classes have a ratio of at least one instructor to every 10-20 students, with individualized instruction available when requested.

he L.A.C.E.R Afterschool Programs offer: [click on links below to read more]

Arts  - Discover the Arts!

Athletics  - Get involved with our Sports and Recreation activities

Academics - Learn about our Homework Clubs.

College and Career Prep - Prepare for life after high school!

L.A.C.E.R. Learning - Find help with math from Algebra to Calculus, or increase your English skills. Find out what you need to know to graduate from high school and head off to college..

The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs are currently located at the following schools:

Bancroft Middle School

Fairfax High School

Hollywood High School

Irving Middle School

King Middle School

LeConte Middle School


L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs

Key elements towards success

Programs are designed with input from the students, teachers and school administrators, and provide educational opportunities increasingly unavailable during the regular school day.

Challenges to meet them

The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program's mission is to provide underserved middle and high school youth with free arts and literacy-based after school programs which include academic support, arts programming, enrichment activities and sports in a safe and caring environment.

Length & stage of project

For nearly 20 years the award-winning L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs have provided underserved middle and high school students in Los Angeles with free arts, athletics and academic activites after school. By allowing young people the opportunity to expand their learning, improve their skills and develop new ones in a safe, supportive setting, L.A.C.E.R. fosters scholastic achievement, self-confidence and good citizenship.