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School Based Programs

Family Support Program
KYDS receives funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Family Support Program, to provide after school enrichment activities at local elementary and middle schools.

  • Martial Arts
  • Dance & Drill Team
  • Sports / Recreation
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Jewelry Making
  • Sculpting
  • Photography
  • Model Building
  • Drama
  • Quilting
  • Cooking
  • Leadership
  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Reading for Recreation
  • Poetry
  • Field Trips

Sites: Breed, Camellia, Carthay Center, Chase, Herrick, Liggett, and Melvin Elementary Schools; and Byrd, El Sereno, Northridge, Sun Valley, Sutter, and Van Nuys Middle Schools.

Beyond the Bell Program
KYDS receives funding from the Los Angeles Unified School District, Beyond the Bell Branch, to provide after school programs at local and elementary middle schools from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each school day. The programs offer tutoring, homework support, academic enrichment, special interest clubs, field trips, family literacy, and indoor and outdoor recreation and sports, in a safe, supervised environment. The schools are located in economically disadvantaged areas with high transient population rates. All activities and clubs are designed to enhance vocabulary, listening skills and oral communication skills.

After school programs include:

  • Academic Support: Homework and skill-building activities that help students improve their academic skills, particularly in reading and math, and apply themselves in school; activities include homework support and learning games.

  • Outdoor Recreation: KYDS offers a choice of organized sports and games.

  • Special Interest Clubs: children can choose to be a member of a club that meets weekly for a set number of weeks. Clubs include computers, art, music, dance, drama, reading, public speaking / debate, science, environment and more.

  • Reading Time: students choose a book and participate in quiet reading.

  • Field Trips: children plan and participate in simple neighborhood field trips as well as more elaborate field trips requiring special transportation, planning and chaperones. Examples of field trip destinations: children's museum, art museum, parks, zoos, food pantry, nursing homes, local hospitals and historical sites.

  • Service-Learning Projects: children plan and participate in service projects on a regular basis.

Sites: Breed, Camellia, Carthay Center, Chase, Herrick, Liggett, and Melvin Elementary Schools; and Byrd, El Sereno, Northridge, Sun Valley, Sutter, and Van Nuys Middle Schools.

LA Bridges Program
In collaboration with the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic, and funded through the City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department, KYDS provides a variety of counseling and advocacy services including case management, referral, crisis intervention, and outreach, to at-risk youth and their families.

Site: Sutter Middle School

Office of the Mayor Criminal Justice Planning Program (OCJP)
KYDS receives funding from the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP), Delinquency Prevention Initiative, to provide mentoring, domestic violence prevention, vocational education, counseling, sports, indoor and outdoor recreation, academic enrichment, literacy activities, and community projects. All activities focus on promoting positive self-esteem, and enhancing social and relationship skills.

Site: Van Nuys Middle School

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