CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1997 |
Nine-year-old Darrell Beasley and five friends discovered at Inner-City Arts on Thursday that success comes in many forms, even the sound of a pair of weathered workman's boots. Sporting their trademark construction-site shoes, members of the Australian tap-dancing troupe Tap Dogs took time out from a world tour to teach the six Figueroa Street Elementary School students a few new steps. "It's fun," Beasley said afterward. "We want to get their moves. It's cool."
September 12, 1993 |
With praise, pizza and paychecks, the Central City Action Committee youth organization recently commended 70 local teen-agers who spent their summer working at local child-care centers, hospitals and nonprofit agencies. The committee placed the low-income teen-agers, ages 14 to 21, at eight work sites for six weeks at $5.47 an hour with funds from the city's Summer Youth Program.
February 13, 1994
Teen Post Inc. is sponsoring a penny drive to raise funds for its third annual trip to Africa for local youths. The proceeds from the drive, which began earlier this month, will help pay for a two-week tour of Egypt scheduled for July, said Georgia Hunt, director of the South-Central Teen Post. As many as 10 youths from Teen Post's Cultural Education Project will be selected for the trip, Hunt said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1997
From the walls and rafters, the paintings hung--1,000 self-portraits painted by elementary school students. The exhibit Tuesday was part of Arts Education Awareness Day at Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles. "Art is important to me because I can be bored and not have anything to do, and I could do art," wrote Daniel Saldiver for the collection of the self-portraits, some of which will be made into a book and sent to President Clinton.
July 18, 1993 |
At 19, Candace Galloway says she is like most teen-agers she knows: a single parent. "In today's generation, it's kind of hard to find a young woman without a baby," Galloway said while attending a class on teen-age parenting at the Faith United Methodist Church at 1713 W. 108th St. In 1990, more than 24,000 teen-agers became parents in Los Angeles County, according to Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California.
May 14, 1995 |
For the past few years, Teen Post Inc., which offers after-school and evening activities to more than 500 youths who are at risk of joining gangs, has operated on what officials call a bare-bones annual budget: about $460,000 from the federal government. Now, as the agency's 30th anniversary approaches, organizers hope it will be spared in the budget-cutting frenzy that has gripped Congress. But it has begun casting around for other funding sources just in case.