Issues Affecting our Youth

The following factors are strong determinants affecting our students ability to reach their full potential in underserved communities:

  • Income, racial and structural inequality

  • Systemic exclusion from arts programming in underserved communities

  • Rising childhood obesity rates

  • Implicit bias

  • Reduction or elimination of public school budgets for arts-and-education and physical education programs

  • Lack of preventive health and supportive services with a high amount of punitive and suppressive services

  • Neighborhoods lacking city services, programs, and poor or unsafely built environments

  • Lower parent engagement rates due to structural inequality and cultural barriers





Over 3,000 children participate in the program from the following Districts and Schools:

Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD)

Wilson Elementary • Abbott Elementary • Twain Elementary • Lindburgh Elementary • Keller Elementary 

Lugo Elementary • Roosevelt Elementary • Marshall Elementary • Lincoln Elementary • Washington Elementary • Parks Elementary • Rogers Elementary

Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) 

Hawthorne School • Horace Mann Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

Short Avenue Elementary • Malabar Street Elementary • Evergreen Elementary • Euclid Avenue Elementary • Breed Street Elementary • 1st Street Elementary • 2nd Street Elementary • Community Magnet Charter Elementary

Cowan Avenue Magnet • 42nd Street Elementary • Manchester Avenue Elementary • La Salle Elementary • Manhattan Place Elementary • Dr. Owen Knox Elementary • Estrella Elementary • Eastman Elementary • Stoner Avenue Elementary