• Crossroads Middle School Program (MSP)
MSP uses an academic-focused curriculum to prepare 6th through 8th grade students for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). The program builds on subjects being taught at school and features tutoring assistance and enrichment activities such as physical fitness, career days, film discussions, field trips and cooking lessons. The aim of MSP is to grow leaders in classrooms, schools, and the community. While it is important to engage in the classroom, it is equally important for youth to build a strong self-image, maintain a healthy level of self-esteem, and look beyond themselves and their circumstances for ways they can contribute to the enhancement and growth of others. The program operates 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Vicky Chung, Lead Middle School Instructor, (213) 365-7400 x5118.
•Elementary Tutorial Program (ETP)
An after-school tutorial program for Kindergarten through 5th grade students that helps students excel at their coursework and engage in activities that build confidence and character. ETP runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and is offered at low cost to working families. A full-time Summer Day Camp featuring academic instruction to help students meet California testing standards and field trips to places of cultural, historical and environmental significance is also offered during summer break. For more information, contact Edison Park, Family Advocate, (213) 365-7400 x5122.
• Proud Respectful Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE – GRYD)
KYCC’s Proud Respectful Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) is a prevention youth program designed to give opportunities for students to make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood through goal-setting, team-building activities, life skills workshops, and community engagement. The City of Los Angeles has funded prevention programs for youth ages 10 to 15 across the city as part of an intensive effort to encourage youth development and reduce the influence of street gangs in the lives of our youth. For more information, contact Doris Valenzuela, Lead Case Manager, (213) 365-7400 x5644.
• Korean Coalition of Students in California (KCSC)
A subgroup of KYCC, KCSC is the main hub for Korean student-based organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area. KCSC provides safe recreational activities for Korean high school students by hosting social and community service events including an annual high school dance, basketball tournaments, beach outings, and talent shows. This program is led by a program coordinator and 8 to 10 interns, and holds monthly meetings with representatives from various Southern California high schools. Participants can expect to develop leadership skills in event organization, community outreach, volunteer mobilization, and working as part of a collaborative group to achieve a common goal. For more information, contact Robert Park.
• Leaders in Enrichment & Academic Development (LEAD)
LEAD is a program for high school or college students who enjoy working with middle school students as tutors and mentors. Volunteers will provide academic assistance and build relationships of encouragement, support and acceptance as big brothers and big sisters to their mentees. Participation in LEAD can be credited towards community service learning hours. For more information, contact Vicky Chung, Lead Middle School Instructor, (213) 365-7400 x5118.
•Tutoring Enrichment And Mentoring Program (TEAM)
High school students interested in helping elementary school kids with their homework are encouraged to join this group. TEAM participants assist staff by providing individual attention to K through 5th grade children enrolled in the Elementary Tutorial Program. Participation in TEAM can be credited towards community service learning hours. The program runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact email@example.com.
• Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP)
A 10-month weekly leadership program where high school students engage the community and their peers through drug abuse prevention. Every year, YDAPP outreaches to hundreds of youth in classrooms, churches, and community organizations to talk about the risks of drug use. YDAPP members organize a fall festival, holiday toy drives, a press forum and plan other drug-free social events. Throughout the program, YDAPP members learn how to work as a team, overcome personal obstacles, communicate with others, and become community leaders. It is KYCC’s hope that YDAPP members become empowered community advocates with a commitment to serving diverse youth and families through education, training, and advocacy. For more information, contact Ernie Yoshikawa, Youth Services Coordinator, (213) 365-7400 x5132.
• Youth Skills Program (YSP)
A program serving youth who have been court-ordered to complete community service hours understand their decision making process and learn tools to help them make better choices in the future. YSP focuses on three components: academic assistance, life skills development training and community service learning projects. The program operates from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Ernie Yoshikawa, Youth Services Coordinator, (213) 365-7400 x5132.