Youth Education and Development


Summer DAYS

DAYSLB Summer DAYS has been offered free of charge every year since 1970. Children and youth ages 5 to 17 from families of the local downtown area and beyond spend six weeks in a safe, productive, and nurturing environment.

The free, six-week, balanced program provides:

  • Academic Reinforcement 
  • Enrichment 
  • Recreation
  • Nutrition

Every summer, participants learn 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 DAYS provides personalized attention through a low child-to-adult ratio, focusing on topic areas that align with the Long Beach Unified School District curriculum. DAYS Long Beach provides transportation and partners with a variety of local agencies to offer field trips and fun learning experiences.

Summer DAYS is hosted at First Congregational Church, located on Third and Cedar in the heart of downtown Long Beach. The facilities include a computer lab, seven classrooms, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose room with performance stage, and an enclosed courtyard for safe play. All set within the grounds of one of Long Beach’s most historic buildings.

For more information, email [email protected]


After School Afternoons

DAYS Long Beach After School Afternoons includes mentoring and educational support for at-risk youth in grades 3-12 with leadership development, homework assistance, and arts to accomplish 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.

For more information, email [email protected]