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Message from Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I was hoping you might help us Kareem and I out with a charitable donation for his Skyhook Foundation. We are involved in a promotion that runs for 5 weeks called Brackets for Good. Each week there are elimations. We are playing against different charity’s each week and whoever raises the most money each week gets to advance to the next round.We would really appreciate having your help support Camp Skyhook through this promotion and helping us get to the next round. Please let me know if you can......

BTB Calendar: March 2017 *UPDATED 3/24*

 Click on the page below for the the remainder of the calendar including events from Before and Afterschool Programs and Academic Interventions.  ......

The TAKE ACTION CAMPAIGN Takes Action at Pt. Fermin!

Beyond the Bell’s 2016-2017 TAKE ACTION CAMPAIGN (TAC) kicks the New Year into high gear at its annual Pt. Fermin leadership camps.  Nestled atop the San Pedro bluffs, Pt. Fermin provides students with breathtaking views of Santa Catalina and the Channel Islands., This is the training ground where sophomores and juniors continue developing as leaders in their communities and gain the necessary talents to plan and implement effective Arts, Civics, and STEM campaigns at their high schools.Students......

High School 2017 Summer Term

This year 72 high schools will be open for the Summer Term which will be held from Thursday, June 22, 2017 through Thursday, July 27, 2017. Classes will be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  To be eligible, students must a) be enrolled in a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high school during the 2017 spring semester and b) need to recover credits for a D or F grade they received in high school.  Eligible students may enroll in up to two courses during the Summer Term.A Top Priori......

Presentation: Observing for Quality in the Extended Learning Time

Presentation: Observing for Quality in the Extended Learning Time ......

Sensational Beyond the Bell CyberPatriot Teams

Sensational Beyond the Bell CyberPatriot Teams The Air Force Association CyberPatriot competition has become the most popular cyber competition in the United States.  This year 4,400 teams registered to compete, and that list has been cut down to a twenty-eight teams by four rounds of increasingly difficult competition.  These 28 “Top Gun” teams will travel to Baltimore during the first week in April to compete in the National CyberPatriot Finals.  Beyond the Bell (BTB) has......

Beyond the Bell Staff Bringing Hope to Their Communities

Since the inception of Beyond the Bell’s Elementary Take Action Campaign (ETAC), 21 schools have participated in a variety of topics pertaining to civic leadership.  Students and staff have created eco-friendly projects and have encouraged others in the program to be true to themselves and to their cohorts.  Students have expressed that their confidence in speaking up in front of their peers has grown.  With the positive reinforcement strategies that have been implemented through ETAC, cer......

Beyond the Bell’s Alvaro Cortés takes his reluctant place in the spotlight

By Melissa FranklinSenior Marketing RepresentativeOffice of Educational ServicesAsk Alvaro Cortés how he feels about being honored as a KNX Hero of the Week for his work to support students, and the 42-year L.A. Unified veteran will growl, “There is no ‘I’ in ‘hero.'”Instead, the senior executive director of the  Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) will divert the conversation to the District leaders and colleagues who work with him to provide year-round academic enrichment and recreation programs to s......

Ripples of “HOPE”

Ripples of “HOPE” Beyond the Bell’s Youth Development Program Unit has kicked off the “Young Actioneers – Elementary Take Action Campaign” where participating students at 24 elementary schools have a platform to become positive community change agents.  All students embark on a year long journey of self-discovery.  Through a lens of social emotional learning, students experience hands-on activities and discussion circles that emphasize topics such as: community buil......

Migrant Education After School Program

MIGRANT EDUCATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM The after school Migrant Education Program at San Fernando Elementary School began with an electrifying start! The students in grades K-5 had the opportunity to learn about the Presidential Elections (2016). Their unit of study included activities in history, reading, English Language Development, and math.  Lessons were designed to develop skills in writing, oral language, and critical thinking.  Students were given the opportunity to parti......
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