Tag: Skid Row Learning Center

Nov 30

There are 63,000 homeless youths in L.A. County. These are the children of skid row

(Click on the image above to view the video from LA Times)

“These are the children of skid row — black, white, Latino. They have pink and red Adidas sneakers or thumbs in their mouths or studs that glint like diamonds in their ears or the first hint of hair above their lips. They’re sisters and friends who profess their love for each other, who like listening to music when they study, who talk in class without raising their hands.

“They could be any kids.”

Read the entire article from LA Times…

Nov 7

Actor Kevin Bacon Pays Surprise Visit To Kids At Skid Row Tutoring Center

(Click on the image above to view the video from CBS Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of children and volunteers received quite the surprise Saturday while attending a student appreciation party at the School on Wheels’ Skid Row Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Bacon — who launched the non-profit Six Degrees to recognize organizations that are making a positive impact in the community — surprised more than 60 undeserved children during the party.

School on Wheels is a local non-profit organization that provides academic assistance to homeless children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Their mission is to shrink the gaps in education and provide homeless children with the highest level of education possible.

In 2015, the program served nearly 4,000 students and has more than 2,200 volunteers.