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The 26th Mile

The 26th Mile It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that the Beyond the Bell Youth Development Program & the Elementary Unit Office concluded the 2nd Annual 26th Mile event at Dodger stadium on March 12th, 2017.  This year 450 schools, including over 30,000 students participated in the seven-week training program.  Over 5,500 students made part of the 12,000 in attendance that included participants, family members and friends that early Sunday morning. The 26th Mile program, a seven week cardiovascular fitness training and nutrition program, targets students 7-12 years old.  The program educates students about the importance of being healthy and active through simple walking & running exercises and healthy nutritional choices. The students in the program received a training schedule in which they followed weekly scheduled exercises. During seven weeks of training, students in the after school Youth Development Program & Elementary Unit sites, tracked and accumulated a total of 25.2 miles.  Select students were invited to run the last 1 mile at Dodger Stadium, they concluded the program and accumulated a total of 26.2 miles, which is the same distance as the actual Conqur Endurance Group / Skechers Performance LA Marathon. During the Beyond the Bell recreational rotation at each participating site, the program emphasized the positive aspects of exercise and healthy habits.  Special focus was placed on the importance of these types of exercise as lifetime activities for both enjoyment and health benefits.  Enthusiasm and determination from both coaches and students led to many hours of fun and a successful training program.This activity began on January 23rd 2017 with 7 weeks of training and culminated on Sunday, March 12th with the selected 5,500 students participating at Dodger Stadium.  At the conclusion of the 26.2 mile adventure, each school site and every one of students in training celebrated successful completion of the 26th Mile by conducting a final mile run at their school sites.Participating in the 26th Mile program is the first positive step in the goal for a healthy lifestyle.  Students will continue to maintain their commitment to being physically active during their daily recreation rotations.Many thanks of appreciation to Conqur Endurance Group and Tracey Russell CEO, the organizer of the Skechers Performance LA Marathon, for their partnership in this event.  A special thank you to the El Sereno Middle School Band for showcasing their talents as they made the event festive and memorable for the students and families.......

LA84 Foundation / Beyond the Bell Branch Middle School Sports Program

The LA84 Foundation/ Beyond the Bell Middle School Sports Program culminated its fifth annual District-Wide Volleyball Championships on Saturday March 18th at Roybal Learning Center. Our Boys’/Coed and Girls’ Division Champions showcased their season’s worth of learning at the District Finals with honor and great pride. The exhibition of teamwork, determination and grit provided a vivid example of the benefits our students gain through their participation in the Middle School Sports Program.  Ul......

You are invited to the Discovery Cube!

Thursday April 6th, 4-7pm11800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CADon't forget to RSVP!!......

LA84 Foundation Awards Nearly $1.7 Million in Grants to Youth Sports Programs

LA84’s free online coaching resources give everyone a chance to immerse themselves in sport, just like two programs within the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA84’s $500,000 grant to the Beyond The Bell Program enables every single LAUSD middle school student to participate in team sports without paying a dime. Over 12,000 kids across LA can play any of nine sports – boys, girls or co-ed – ranging from basketball and soccer to rugby and flag football. Read more>>>......

BTB Calendar: April 2017

Soccer! STEM! STUPENDOUS! Take a look at all the great things kids are doing beyond the bell! or on the page above to see the remainder of the April calendar.......

2017 Challenge Los Angeles

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 students from nine LAUSD high schools gathered at Reseda High School to showcase their responses for the 2017 Challenge Los Angeles Program. Students presented their solutions in front of guests and a panel of judges who had the difficult task of selecting the winner of this year’s Challenge Los Angeles. Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Chief Executive Officer, LAUSD Office of Educational Services, welcomed students, teachers and Administrators. She thanked t......

Students Set Sail for “Science at Sea”

Beyond the Bell hosted students from Bridge, Coliseum, Latona and Mayberry Elementary Schools for the “Science at Sea” weekend program in March.  The students in grades 4-6 participated in an overnight weekend adventure at LAUSD’s Pt. Fermin Outdoor Education Center.  Funded by the CORE Extended Learning Opportunity Program to provide supplemental intervention and enrichment to boost academic success, students took on weekend roles of Navigators, Engineers, and Field Scientists.  The children be......

Three North Hollywood High teams headed to National CyberPatriot championships

As an after school activity, the program has been sponsored at schools across L.A. Unified since 2010 by the District’s Beyond the Bell Branch. Every year since, the DIstrict has sent at least one team to the National Finals.Beyond the Bell Executive Director Alvaro Cortés says that while winning is great, what really counts is what the program does for students.“CyberPatriot generates excitement among students about coming to school, staying in school, going to college and planning a career,” h......

Day of Discovery at the Battleship USS Iowa Awarded Large Grant

L.A. WATERFRONT, CA (March 9,, 2017) – The Day of Discovery Program at the Pacific Battleship Center (PBC) has received a generous grant of $450K from Tesoro Corporation in support of its program aboard Battleship IOWA. The program is a collaboration between Beyond the Bell’s Office of Outdoor and Environmental Education (OOEE) and the Battleship Iowa Museum.“We are grateful for Tesoro’s generosity. It affords us the opportunity to do more outreach in the local community, reaching more children ......

Ready-Set-Go!

A big “Thank You!” to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for bringing their Safety Program to the Ready-Set-Go! Before School Program (RSG). Students were provided safety tips for in and out of the home. The CHP Safety Program visited five RSG programs in February: West Vernon, Hooper, Magnolia, Wilton Place and Alta Loma elementary schools. RSG is working to schedule four more visits for Figueroa, Loreto, 15th Street, and Bridge elementary schools in March. Participating studen......
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