Summer of Learning

The 2014 LA Summer of Learning (SOL) program transformed the City into a campus of learning for our most underserved youth.

Key Impact

54,659 students participated
28,630 youth-learning badges issued
150 community based partners

Launched in May 2014, the LA Summer of Learning (SOL) program transformed the City into a campus of learning for our most underserved youth. Youths earned digital badges that focused on workforce skills training and development in the areas of science and technology. With over 150 partners that provided content for interactive online and offline learning, youth pursued skill development in a multitude of areas that interested them.

Issue Area

Youth

Partners

Mayor’s Office
Employment & Workforce Development Department
LA Unified School District
Community-based organizations
MacArthur Foundation

Programs Similar to Summer of Learning

  • Providing access to job, educational and recreational opportunities for youths aged 14-24.

  • Launched the City’s first College Promise program, offering two years of free community college to Los Angeles Unified School District graduates, which became a model for all of California.

  • Empowering young Angelenos to pursue higher education while helping them to start the careers of their dreams with the skills and experience to succeed.

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