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COVID-19 RESOURCES - Learn Here

Panorama City NC

For Parents and Children

Posted on 06/18/20

Summer Academy for California Student Leaders
Children need to learn so much before kindergarten! First 5 LA is a wonderful, free community resource for helping your children in their first five years that is very Spanish-speaker friendly! "First 5 LA believes that the first five years of life establish the foundation for the future success of our children. We put parents at the center of our work since parents and caregivers are at the heart of a child's development."

Justice for My Sister Collective is hosting a free 6-week training for youth ages 13-18 in leadership, storytelling, environmental & racial justice, and media literacy. Students will make short podcast episodes about food access, seed sovereignty, urban gardening, and issues regarding climate change. Applications are accepted until Friday, June 19th at 5 pm, and you can apply here

For adults: Our friends at the Division of Adult and Career Education are launching FREE online digital literacy training. Visit their website here to learn more and submit an interest form!

Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) Activities for K-5: The Discovery Cube in BD6 has launched a new FREE interactive educational STEM portal, Discovery Cube Connect! This platform connects parents and educators to more than 150 high-quality, hands-on STEM activities for grades K-5 that enable experiential science learning at home. All resources have been carefully selected by Discovery Cube’s trained educators to align with grade-level science standards, for ease of use at home, and to provide hands-on learning for children. Check back regularly, as Discovery Cube will continue to add more activities, videos, and multimedia learning experiences over the coming weeks and months that bring science to life across grades. To learn more, watch this video.

The Los Angeles Public Library is providing many online resources, including homework help, career online high school, digital books, magazines, music, movies, and more for Angelenos to enjoy for free with their Los Angeles Public Library card during this Safer at Home period. Take advantage of one of our best local resources by checking out your library programs.

The San Fernando Valley nonprofit organization, Friends of the Family, is hosting online enrichment classes for the entire family. Classes range from English as a Second Language, to Family Yoga! View the full list and register here.

Resources for Learning Science at Home for Students K-8: To help educators and families, Amplify has made available some of their top-rated programs to create a series of remote learning experiences that are high-quality, easy to use at home, and free. You can access those resources by clicking here.

Full list of summer programs through both LAUSD and some of our partners: https://achieve.lausd.net/summer2020.

Varsity Tutors offers free virtual summer camp for Students K-12: https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camps.

Free online tutoring: https://www.tutor-together.com/, https://sites.google.com/view/covidnineteenproject/home?authuser=2, https://sophiacscott.wixsite.com/quaranteens-tutoring, https://flypapertutors.org/

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles offers free Quarantine-friendly activities for all girls: https://www.girlscoutsla.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home.html

Art sessions via zoom. GSGLA for a four-week virtual program for girls 5-10 years old. Girls do not need to be a member to join the fun!

Best Start - First 5 LA
Children need to learn so much before kindergarten! First 5 LA is a wonderful, free community resource for helping your children in their first five years that is very Spanish-speaker friendly! "First 5 LA believes that the first five years of life establish the foundation for the future success of our children. We put parents at the center of our work since parents and caregivers are at the heart of a child's development."

Panorama City Library
Our library, in addition to providing books and movies to borrow, put on a variety of free programs for children and provides free summer lunches for kids who are out of school. Kid's path is a wonderful program available through the library for children, where you can "Find great books to read, fun stuff to do, help with homework and information for parents and caregivers." The library also provides free help for pregnant mothers and babies zero to five! See our library page for more surprising information about our library!

WIC Panorama City
WIC is a free supplemental nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children. This program helps pregnant women, postpartum women and young children (less than 5 years of age) eat well and stay healthy.

Girl Scouts Panorama City
"We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success."

Our Parks
Panorama City parks provide a variety of sports programs such as baseball, basketball, cardio-kickboxing, gymnastics, soccer, martial arts, tennis, and volleyball. Other programs that are provided include after school clubs, arts & crafts, free L.A. Kids programs, Mad Science, preschool, and seasonal day camps. Summer night lights come to our parks in the summer, a program that brings sports, arts and recreational activities, resource fairs, health screenings, workshops, jobs, and connections to resources that residents can utilize year-round.
See a link to our parks page for a full list of activities and resources from our parks!

Kid's Club LA
Taking place at the Panorama Mall every Friday, Kid's Club LA always has something sure to keep your child entertained or educated! Free.
Hermandad Mexicana Lacayo Hank Youth Center
La Hermandad's mission is to address the legal, social, educational, and economic inequities facing immigrants, their families, our youth, and the senior population. La Hermandad emphasizes citizenship organizing, civic engagement, and community development activities aimed at building grassroots power to strengthen this community's voice.

Youth Committee
Our youth committee gets kids involved in their future and their community! Check out more here.

SwimLA
SwimLA provides affordable swimming lessons for children. Scholarships and financial aid are available!

DIY Girls
DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) Girls’ mission is to increase girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering, and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships. We're a supportive community for girls driven by an interest in creating and building with technology.

LA County Helps
A list of programs which provide support to families

Children's Health Services
Medical care for children to age 21 with chronic illnesses or disabilities: (800) 288-4584
Free vaccinations and physicals (800) 993-2437
Put the community guide we currently have under a section called "Community Guides". Add: "Call 211 for free! Multilingual information for employment, landlord-tenant issues, health, tax services, and more!"

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