This summer, join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAUSD Superintendent Dr. John Deasy in challenging local youth to participate in the Los Angeles Summer of Learning, a citywide effort to engage young people in hands-on learning. School stops for the summer, but learning never should.

Youth can explore, play and learn with dozens of organizations throughout the city and earn badges along the way. They can unlock exploratory challenges and make their own projects to add to their skills. They will showcase their work at an end of summer event in Los Angeles, into the next school year and beyond!

Los Angeles Summer of Learning integrates the principles of Connected Learning, a new learning approach that recognizes that learning today can and does take place anywhere and everywhere — in school, in the community, on the job and online — and that building on a learner’s interests is key to engagement.

Connected Learning safely leverages new technologies to help create connections between a learner’s academic, social and creative interests, making learning more powerful and more relevant to the connected world we live in today.

Every learner in Los Angeles can have access to these incredible opportunities and become workforce ready.

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