Quarterly Update December '21
LHTP had a busy and fun filled Fall session. Our students have been studying hard and keeping their grades up in school. Everyone has stayed focused and on top of their homework. Our parents have been very pleased and excited to bring their children to site each week and can see the huge difference that our in-person classes and homework assistance has had on their child’s development and learning. We have also been able to continue to serve our parents who have work schedule conflicts with our Zoom Tutoring sessions for their children.
Our tutoring program was able to celebrate the October and November holidays with some fun arts & crafts in the classrooms. We closed out LHTP’s Fall session with a party, and Citizens Church LA’s Pastor and staff joined and generously donated toys and pizza for the entire program.
Our JYC and YUCA youth club members have really enjoyed, not only having their in-person general meetings, but especially being able to participate in so many community service events this quarter. Everyone has missed volunteering and being together. You can see the excitement and happiness in everyone’s faces. We have seen a huge turn out with our members volunteering and it started in October with the “Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk”, in Grand Park. It was great to be part of such an important fight and cause. Next, it was an early four o’clock in the morning meet up time, as we hurried through the city to get to the LA Marathon. Members helped to set up all the water cups for the thousands of runners. It was nice to walk through the closed streets of Downtown LA and see the sunrise. The runners came by fast, and we could barely keep up with the water cups. It was a super fun event!!!
JYC and YUCA members joined in the holiday festivities and volunteered with the HYC Toy Prep and Giveaway, in Boyle Heights. Our members helped to sort over 3,000 donated toys the night before the event, and a separate group of our members were there on event day to help distribute the toys to the kids. It was a great way to bring holiday cheer to the children. Meanwhile, Lincoln Heights had our annual Parade & Festival. Our JYC & YUCA volunteers helped with set up, ran the Santa Tent, Snow Slide, Arts & Crafts booth, and clean up for the festival area. The event was a great way to show our pride in Lincoln Heights. We took volunteers to Irwindale to help decorate the floats for the Rose Parade. It was a full day of cutting flowers, and a few of our students helped on the actual floats. We finished our year, with early Christmas parties and White Elephant gift exchange.