ERIC Number: ED340807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-31
LA's BEST: An After School Education and Enrichment Program. Evaluation Report.
Brooks, Pauline E.; Herman, Joan L.
An after-school program for elementary students, LA's BEST, in Los Angeles (California) that was planned and implemented by local civic, education, and community leaders was evaluated in 1990-91. The program intends to provide a safe environment that fosters students' academic, physical, social, and emotional growth; and promotes future business, civic, and community leadership among students. The program is offered free to families at 19 elementary schools located throughout the school district. Findings indicate that compared to the previous year the results are as follows: (1) LA's BEST has successfully added four new sites; (2) more sites offer more major program components; (3) more sites offer a broader array of activities within each of the individual major program components; and (4) there are fewer weak sites and more solidly-operating and strong programs. With respect to major program goals the program is providing the following: (1) a safe environment for students; (2) enhanced educational opportunities; (3) educational enrichment activities; (4) recreational activities; and (5) interpersonal skills and self-esteem development. Statistical data are included in 30 tables and 14 figures. Five appendices provide a description of program staff, copies of instruments and correspondence, a program schedule, a list of special enrichment activities, and data on gang crime. Also included are five references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: City of Los Angeles, CA. LA's BEST Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.