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LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program

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Book Buddies
Support student literacy through fun reading games!

By becoming a Book Buddy with LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program - AARP Foundation Experience Corps, you can help increase the probability of a 1st - 3rd grade student read at grade level, which leads to a greater chance of them graduating from high school.

We are an after school enrichment program serving elementary aged children in the city of Los Angeles. We are bringing the downtown LA and Valley area a fun and exciting program that will unite adults and children in a unique opportunity. We are looking for adults 50+ who would like to change a child's life by supporting them through literacy mentorship. Volunteers will have the opportunity to play reading games with primary grade students on a weekly basis to boost their literary skills by becoming their Book Buddy. FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

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About LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program


200 N. Main St., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US

Mission Statement

To provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment, and recreation program for children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles.


Operating Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 6:00 pm, at over 75 school sites throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District, LA's BEST offers activities that include: homework assistance, arts and crafts, science clubs, team recreation and seasonal sports, computer labs, read-alouds and literacy programs, field trips and more. LA's BEST targets "at risk" children in low-income neighborhoods, and costs nothing to the parents. LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) approaches children as resources to be developed rather than problems to be solved.


Mon Sep 02, 2019 - Fri May 29, 2020
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM  


Canoga Park ElementaryCanoga Park, CA 91303



  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 50
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours weekly, twice a week

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