Week 27: A Place Called Home
Hi! Welcome back to another week of GIVE52.
When I was at UCLA, I was lucky enough to visit A Place Called Home. I met with the amazing staff and kids and really got a feel for the place. APCH is a dynamic, non-profit youth center located in South Central.
Their primary goal is to “help kids stay in school, go on to higher education, pursue successful careers, and develop into active, contributing citizens and leaders”. An astounding 1000 dedicated volunteers log in over 40,000 hours annually, joining caring staff to provide children and teens with “love, safety, enrichment, training, and opportunities through educational programs, counseling, and mentorship”.
They offer tutoring and homework support, as well as a full spectrum of instruction in the arts, athletics, dance and music. When visiting, I was amazed by the full community garden, sports area, dance classes, and music studio. Each child is able to pursue their passion and hobbies through APCH.
Writing about it here, I realize I cannot do it justice. This week, check out A Place Called Home, or find a similar youth center in your area.
Here’s to opportunity, mentorship, and a safe space to play and learn.
Have an awesome week,