After School

The After School Program provides the youth of South Los Angeles with the opportunity to develop the necessary learning skills, appreciate the importance of education, and build character through relationships with caring volunteers, teachers and staff. The After-School Program provides a safe, fun, and uplifting experience for the youth of the South Los Angeles.

Through personalized attention and creative lesson-planning, inspired by input from the community, we seek to provide a full and rewarding experience for all participants.The Second Chances AfterSchool Program mission is to create and sustain “safe havens” at public schools and community centers where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities as well as participate in integrated education, health, social service, and cultural programs during the afterschool hours.

There Are Three Components of the Second Chances AfterSchool Program:

Academic Support Program 

Students study subjects such as Reading, Writing, STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Studies, etc. We provide a quiet space to do homework with other students and get help from trained tutors and volunteers. There are typically 10 to15 students in a room with one instructor and sometimes extra volunteers.

Recreational Program

Students participate in physical activities including Intramural Sports, Structured Physical Activity, Dance, Yoga, Fitness and Aerobics, etc.

Enrichment Program

Second Chances AfterSchool programs are a place to have fun, learn, create and meet new friends! Students participate in classes such as Life Skills, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Music, Gardening, Community Service, Hip-Hop, Movie-Making, Board Games, Spanish, Photography, and more.

Tutoring

Second Chances Tutoring Program partners with local school districts, nonprofits and families to provide quality tutoring and project-based learning in English Language Arts and Mathematics to students in struggling schools. Our program works to get students back on track through focusing on academic improvement and building confidence.

FFSC’s tutoring program has a unique advantage in the educational field and provides effective and efficient tutors to aid students in their path to excellence. FFSC offers a powerful tutoring program comprised of highly educated instructors who cultivate academic minds through the power of one-on-one interaction with the students.

Second Chances Tutoring Program invests time and effort to ensure the best tutor-child match. We will personally meet with each parent and student to assess his/her academic requirements, personality, unique learning style, and specific concerns. We work with parents to set goals and determine the best approach to help your child improve grades, confidence, and reach his/her full potential. Sign your child up below by using our online Tutoring application!

For information on how to enroll your child for tutoring or on how to be a volunteer tutor, please email our Education Programs Coordinator, Paulina Mejia, at paulina@ffscinc.org.

Tutoring Application

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  • General Information

  • Permission Release and Liability Form

    I grant permission to Foundation for Second Chances, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of my child. I authorize Foundation for Second Chances, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that Foundation for Second Chances may use such photographs of my child with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

Reading Wheels

Want to see a child’s face light up with joy? Just help him/her discover how much fun learning can be! Foundation for Second Chances is proud to present Reading Wheels!

Second Chances Reading Wheels program prepares and motivates children to read by delivering programming, free books, activities and literacy resources to the children and families that we serve and who need them most.

During Reading Wheels, students and volunteers take turns reading aloud and participating in themed activities. Studies show that when children are read to, and can read to adults, their literacy level increases over time. This is essential to a child’s continued success throughout middle school and beyond.

Reading Wheels is always looking for volunteers who have an interest in making sure our children have an opportunity to experience just how much fun reading learning can truly be! Sign your child up for our Reading Wheels program by applying on our Reading Wheels application below.

For more information regarding our Reading Wheels program or on how to be a volunteer for our program, contact our Education Programs Coordinator, Paulina Mejia, at paulina@ffscinc.org.

Reading Wheels Program Events

When: Every Saturday
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Watts Civic Center — 1513 E. 103rd St. · Los Angeles, CA 90002.

Reading Wheel Application

  • Emergency Contact:

  • Household Members:

  • General Information

  • Permission Release and Liability Form

    I grant permission to Foundation for Second Chances, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of my child. I authorize Foundation for Second Chances, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that Foundation for Second Chances may use such photographs of my child with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

STEM: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

Foundation for Second Chances STEM Program provides underrepresented youth in South Los Angeles the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts above and beyond what is available at their traditional local schools. FFSC’s STEM Program is a yearlong program that utilizes an innovative curriculum, guest speakers, hands on projects, and peer-to-peer mentoring that will teach students STEM concepts and allow them to participate in a number of enrichment activities.

By partnering with other nonprofit organizations and help from our volunteers, we can truly make a difference in a child’s life by being knowledgeable about all things STEM. FFSC’s STEM program is intended for the youth in grades 3rd through 8th. Sign your child up below on our online STEM application.

For other information on FFSC’s STEM program or on how to be a volunteer for the program, please email our Education Programs Coordinator, Paulina Mejia, at paulina@ffscinc.org.

STEM PROGRAM EVENTS:

WHEN: Every Saturday.

TIME: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

LOCATION: Watt’s Civic Center –1513 E. 103rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90002

STEM: To Infinity and Beyond!

  • Emergency Contact:

  • Household Members:

  • General Information

  • Permission Release and Liability Form

    I grant permission to Foundation for Second Chances, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of my child. I authorize Foundation for Second Chances, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that Foundation for Second Chances may use such photographs of my child with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

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