Virtual Education, Connection, & Counseling
Since the closure of schools due to COVID-19, our High School, Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD), and Bresee Academy for Middle School (BAM) teams have been engaging our students in virtual learning through phone calls, online conferencing platforms, and social media. Our teams have also been providing valuable resources to families and students through laptop donations and counseling.
Virtual Tutoring & Counseling
Our BAM staff have hosted Zoom meetings where they provide students with homework assistance, weekly check-ins, and play educational and enriching games such as pictionary, charades, and more. Our GRYD and High School teams have been counseling students through similar platforms, checking in on our students well-being, school assignments, and college applications. Through Bresee's Middle School, High School, Gang Prevention, and Sports Leadership programs, we've been able to provide 257 students with online support during the summer.
Bresee provided a safe space with computers and internet access for 26 students total their school classes online from Bresee. During the summer, Bresee worked with 15 students at our site to provide additional English language support.
Through Bresee's Goals for Life, LAFC Youth Leadership, and College to Career Pathways programs, we were able to provide $41,100 in paid internships to 49 students.
Using funds from the Relief from Urgent Student Hardship (RUSH) fund of California Community Foundation, Patti’s Way, and other private donations, Bresee has provided our college students with rental assistance, groceries, and laptops to ensure they persist in their college education. To date, we have provided over $35,000 in aid to over 40 college students with help from the California Community Foundation’s RUSH fund.