LA’s BEST fulfills our city’s promise that all children should have access to a safe and enriching afterschool environment, where they can discover their passions and realize their full potential through deep intellectual, social, physical, and creative engagement.
For nearly 30 years, the organization’s multi-faceted afterschool program has served elementary school students who live in neighborhoods with the highest needs and fewest resources.
LA’s BEST engages children at a crucial time in their lives. Its model has been proven to drive the development of self-confident and motivated learners, curious thinkers, and active contributors in their classrooms, schools, and communities.
Founded by Mayor Tom Bradley as a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the private sector, LA’s BEST now serves 25,000 unique and talented elementary school students in 198 schools across Los Angeles.