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THE BEYOND THE BELL BRANCH (BTB) TO APPLY FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM GRANTS: 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS (21ST CCLC), AFTER SCHOOL EDUCATION AND SAFETY (ASES) - January 2018

The Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) plans to apply for after school program grants: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), After School Education and Safety (ASES)Funding will be secured for a total of approximately 90 new schools and renewals of existing after school program grants. For further information please contact Harry Talbot, administrative Coordinator, Beyond The Bell, harry.talbot@lausd.net, 213-241-7900Date: January 2018......

Elementary Young Actioneers – Take Action

Project Angel Food provided students at Elementary Take Action sites the opportunity to decorate bags for families in need during this holiday season. This activity gave LAUSD Young Actioneers practice being mindful. Through different exercises, students shared their dreams, hopes, fears, and how we can support one another through challenging times in our lives. In community circles students discussed how a small act of kindness can bring joy to those facing a difficult time during th......

FORE The Kids

(L-R: David Ryu, Renata Simril, Nick Cannon, Alvaro Cortes) Morning Program The 10th Annual Beyond The Bell Liberty Mutual Golf Classic was successfully held at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, California, on November 13th.  In addition to celebrity emcee Nick Cannon, over 175 golfers and sponsors were in attendance showing their support for LAUSD students in afterschool programs.  Beyond the Bell (BTB) volunteers and staff greeted guests bright and early Monday morning for a......

Nick and Nellie Come to Harmony School

Author Lila Silvern meeting with parents Harmony Elementary School’s Saturday Migrant Education Program (MEP) was treated to a special book signing event Saturday, October 21. The parent class was introduced to Nick y Nellie Visitan la Universidad, a book dedicated to LAUSD MEP Coordinator Nellie Barrientos.  The Saturday MEP teachers created a unit of lessons to encourage their students to plan for a college education.  Since no supporting books written for primary grade children were found, Li......

Beyond the Bell Prepares Students for College

Santee Education Complex played host to the C5 Los Angeles (C5LA) annual Take Action Campaign College Day Saturday October 21st 2017.  Take Action Campaign is a high school leadership and college access program sponsored Beyond the Bell in LAUSD.One hundred and fifty students from thirty three Take Action Campaign high schools woke up early on a Saturday to board their busses, which transported them to the event.  This event was divided into two parts:  Underclassmen attended workshops providing......

Students ‘challenged’ to solve complex problems and become tomorrow’s leaders

Teams representing ten L.A. Unified schools are participating in this year's Challenge Los Angeles, in which experts in immigration, nutrition, teen stress and digital culture challenge students to develop innovative solutions to problems affecting their communities.Read on »......

Young Actioneers – Elementary Take Action Campaign

Beyond the Bell’s Elementary School Unit – Youth Services Program has begun a third year implementing the Young Actioneers – Elementary Take Action Campaign (ETAC).  This program focuses on social and emotional learning competencies: Growth Mindset, Social Awareness, and Self-Efficacy.  Youth Services Coaches guide students through hands-on activities and discussion circles that focus on fostering a sense of community, student voice, and an understanding of intra/interpersonal skills.  The goal ......

LAP Students Lead, Achieve and Persevere

The Language in Action Program (LAP) is in full swing this semester!  LAP is a federally funded program that provides English language acquisition for the District’s English Learners in a socially and emotionally supportive environment.  This year the program will be implemented at 65 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high schools.  All English Learners are welcomed but priority is given to the District’s newcomer population.  Students at Roybal Learning Center and Wilson Se......

Employee Ticket Deals

The LAUSD Employee Recreation Unit offers current and retired LAUSD employees discounted ticket prices to theme parks, movie theaters, seasonal and local attractions. Movie tickets deals are available to AMC, Laemmle, Pacific, Regal, and Cinemark movie theaters.  “We sell more movie tickets than anything else,” said Delia Aguirre, who staffs the ticket counter downtown at Beaudry. “Many people buy twelve at a time so they don’t have to keep coming back.”   Lisha Gonzalez, counse......

Superhero Students at Western Avenue School

Western Avenue Elementary School started the school year strong with “Motivational Mondays” and “Validation Fridays.” Following the after school snack on Mondays and Fridays, Beyond the Bell Youth Development Program Coaches host community circles.Students begin their “Motivational Mondays” by reciting a teamwork chant.  This chant was created by the 4th and 5th grade group and is now a regular uplifting practice across the playground.  Coaches give each Super Student in their circle the opportu......
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