Summer of Success: LA Youth and the Power of a Summer Well Spent

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Joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and NBA All-Star Baron Davis, Mayor Garcetti led a discussion and solicited strategic support for his new Summer of Success initiative encompassing three programs.

  • Hire LA’s Youth—This program offers young people, ages 14 to 24, the skills, mentorship, and work-readiness training they need to succeed and set them on a path to be lifetime earners. This year, Mayor Garcetti successfully doubled the number of youth hired under the program from 5,000 to 10,000.
  • Summer Night Lights—Based on a groundbreaking program piloted in Mayor Garcetti’s district during his time as a Councilmember, SNL provides communities with extended recreational, cultural, educational, and resource-based evening programming during the summer months.
  • Summer of Learning—This public-private partnership brings together an unprecedented coalition of organizations to offer connected learning technology and issue digital “badges” to students ages 3 to 24. These badges will help students further develop the knowledge and skills essential to their academic and professional success and ultimately increase their overall contribution to the local economy.