Schooled to lead
Painting their way out of a corner
More than 200 children ages 5 to 16 recently participated in a project to paint a mural at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center (MACC).
These youngsters, who were part of the Freedom School summer programs held throughout Los Angeles County in conjunction with the Children’s Defense Fund, helped paint the 900-foot-long canvas as part of the ongoing construction surrounding the 2013 reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.
The painting project was sponsored in part by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and the freedom schools taught the young people literature, leadership and empowerment.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A series of 10 free basketball clinics for children ages 6 to 14 conducted by the Los Angeles Clippers will begin Monday at the Exposition Park Intergenerational Community Center.
There will be a maximum of 250 participants in each clinic—100 from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks day camp program and summer basketball leagues and 150 who registered in advance through the Clippers website, www.clippers.com, or by telephone at (310) 862-6031.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A bill to ban minors from using ultraviolet tanning beds was approved today by the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee and sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Teens between 14 and 17 are required by law to obtain permission from a parent or guardian to use tanning beds. Children under 14 are banned from using the beds.
The recent revelations of alleged long-term sexual abuse and inappropriate conduct by Los Angeles Unified School District personnel involving students has shocked the city, state and nation.
But even more devastating, it has shocked parents and made many ask the question: “How can I keep my child safe at school?”
Veteran licensed clinical psychologist Steve Ambrose recommends that parents have a conversation with their child about how it went at school.
Four young people were injured in and one was killed the last week in violent confrontations, including Tierra Hartfield, pictured above. She was one of two women shot Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 13500 block of South Cordary in Hawthorne.
Foundation for Second Chances (FFSC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to make sure that children are being provided with the basic necessities, such as a quality education, the opportunity to flourish in a safe and nurturing environment, an opportunity to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and the ability to achieve.