July 05, 2012
By Pamela K. Johnson
LAWT Contributing Writer
The first ever Health Happens Here Summer School is being held on the campus of John Muir Middle School at 5929 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The program is going on now and will run Monday through Friday, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through July 27, 2012.
A range of courses including summer basketball and soccer leagues (for youth 13–16 years of age), youth workforce development, fitness, healthy cooking, Zumba, nutrition, radio broadcasting, violence prevention, sex education and gardening will be offered free to all South Los Angeles residents with a free hot lunch provided daily for children 5-18 years of age.
The program is sponsored by the Brotherhood Crusade, L.A.’s Promise, Peace Over Violence, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, Planned Parenthood, UMMA Health Clinics, The California Community Foundation, Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow, Fitness Bunch, the Weingart YMCA, Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches, LAUSD District 7, American Heart Association Teaching Gardens, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, and BLOOM-Investing in L.A.’s Black Male Youth.
“The California Endowment, the Brotherhood Crusade and their partners are offering an amazing summer program here at John Muir,” said Nisha Dugal, PhD, the principal at John Muir. “We look forward to involving the community as a whole.”
Register today at John Muir or call 213.745.4928.