Free Summer Day Program
The DAYS Long Beach Summer Day Program began in the summer of 1970. Since then, this program has been offered free of charge as a community service to the families of the local downtown area. Within a nurturing environment, we strive to make out-of-school time safe and productive for children and youth.
The six-week, balanced program incorporates:
- Academic Reinforcement
Every summer, Long Beach youth have the opportunity to learn more academic and social skills necessary to navigate the world, develop a strengthened desire to grow as responsible citizens, and learn about themselves and their community. All while having a great time!
DAYSLB Summer Day Program is offered free of charge to participating families (with a nominal cost asked of those who can afford it) and provides a wholesome, safe alternative to summer on the streets. This program serves over 200 youth each summer.
The program provides personalized attention through a low child-to-adult ratio, allowing for more individual attention. Topic areas and skills training are developed in direct relation to topic areas that align with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) curriculum. DAYS Long Beach provides transportation and partners with a variety of local agencies to offer field trips and learning experiences.
Summer Day Program is hosted at First Congregational Church, located on Third and Cedar in the heart of downtown Long Beach. The facilities include an 18-workstation computer lab, seven classrooms, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose room with stage, and an enclosed courtyard for safe play. All set within the grounds of one of Long Beach’s most historic buildings.
After School Programs
The DAYS Long Beach After School Program includes mentoring and educational support for at-risk youth in grades 3-12 with leadership development, tutoring, homework assistance, and arts and creating learning classes. Our after school program accomplishes three goals:
- Teaching leadership skills through educational development activities.
- Developing and nurturing youth leaders who give back by providing their knowledge and skills to the community.
- Providing at-risk students with opportunities to participate in community projects.