MEND Youth Services include a homework club, one-to-one tutoring, a Saturday Academy, and enrichment programs. The Saturday Academy focuses primarily on math, reading, science, and computer skills. Enrichment activities include recreational activities, service in MEND’s community garden, and educational field trips.
Families participate in back-to-school and Christmas events sponsored by churches in which students receive a complete outfit, school supplies, and toys from their Santa lists. All students are assessed and given individual learning plans. Progress is reflected in improved grades on their report cards.
The Greatest MEND Podcast
Our amazing Youth Services tutor, Betsy Meiman designed a course to teach kids in the after school program of the ETC how to create their own podcasts. The kids absolutely love it!
Listen for yourself to a sample of the Greatest MEND Podcast
Youth Services Partners
MEND’s Youth Services is grateful to the following organizations for their assistance:
- CSUN English Dept
- Los Angeles Valley Child Development
- Pacoima Beautiful
- School on Wheels
- St. Michael and All Angels Church
- Tree People
- Universal Studios Hollywood’s Discover a Star Foundation