|Our Voices, Our Votes: A Primary Primer for Kids|
|Sunday Horse Shows|
|Wacky Wednesday: LACMA Family Art Class|
|HOLI – Festival of Colors|
|Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival|
|FREE: Southern California Philharmonic for Kids of All Ages|
|Free Kids Fun Zone Origami Making|
|Celebration of the Whales 3/22|
|St. Patrick’s Day Parade|
|Farm Day in the City|
|Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change|
|Big Dig Inland Empire|
Friendship Circle is looking for fun-loving teens who would like to donate their time once a week for one hour at-home visits with a child with special needs in their area. Friendship Circle enhances family dynamics and builds friendships through a wide variety of fun-filled recreational programs, sports leagues, support groups, and social opportunities. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle empowers teens to reap the rewards of selfless giving.
On Friday, April 10, dedicated volunteers from the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Manuel Casino have sponsored the build of an accessible playground at Hudson Park in partnership with KaBOOM! The new playground will be an inclusive structure that will allow children of all abilities to engage in play. The new design will enable individuals with developmental disabilities to access the play equipment and engage in inclusive play with their peers.
Saffyre Sanctuary can use your help! This is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Whether you are a novice or have experience caring for horses, they can use your help! You will learn firsthand about the best holistic care, feeding, and handling of horses, some with very special needs.
Attention, volunteers! If you are looking for a way to give back, there are many places and organizations that would appreciate and need what you have to offer! Visit Volunteer Match for endless opportunities to match your interest, age, and abilities. Here are just a few!
Los Angeles County – California Hospital Medical Center: Do you have a musical talent? California Hospital Medical Center is looking for people to share their musical talents. Share your voice, strings, keyboard, or other instrument and bring entertainment and comfort to the hospital environment. Whether a group concert in the lobby or a solo performance at the bedside of a patient, they welcome your talent and generosity! Call 213-742-5707 for more information, or visit California Hospital Medical Center.
Los Angeles County – Foothill Unity Center: Each year, many individuals and groups from local schools, businesses, and service organizations donate items and volunteer time to the Foothill Unity Center’s annual Thanksgiving and Holiday Distribution Programs conducted at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. At the holiday distribution party, families receive huge holiday food boxes, as well as new toys and clothing for their children. Please join in the fun and sign up online.
Orange County – Kidworks: Kidworks in Santa Ana welcomes volunteers willing to help learners in their after-school program. Spending an hour or two a week with kindergarteners through 12th graders can make a difference in their world. You will support youth by helping them with their homework and other educational needs. You
Our final upcoming Fall webinars are quickly approaching. We are proudly offering an in-person workshop on Learning Styles November 18 in San Bernardino and November 20th in Los Angeles. In addition, if you are interested in learning more about CTE, you won’t want to miss the webinar taking place on December 5.CTE_2019
On November 19, we are celebrating Kindness Day by painting rocks and writing encouraging sayings on them. We would love for learners to take the rocks and place them around the city for other people to find. The event will take place at Heritage Park in Santa Clarita (24155 Newhall Ranch Rd., Santa Clarita, CA) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. RSVP here if you would like to attend.
November 11 is a commemorative day to salute all the men and women who have protected our country! Please take a moment to recognize and thank someone in your life who has spent time in military service. In honor of these heroes, many organizations are offering special discounts and free meals to military families. Additionally, here are some local events to honor veterans!
Pretend City Honors Veterans Day OC
|ArtWorx Student Presentation – Fowler Museum at UCLA|
|LACMA Family Art Workshop at AC Bilbrew Library|
|Festival at Pilgrim Place|
|Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square|
|Turkey Trot Los Angeles|
|Free Family Festival at Bowers Museum|
|BOGO Play Day at Pretend City|
|OC Rescue Mission Turkey Trot|
|Thanksgiving Celebration at Pretend City|
|Lantern Festival and Parade in Huntington Beach|
|7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day|
|Paws for Reading in Ojai|
|Conejo Valley Turkey Day Dash in Thousand Oaks|
|Veterans Day Parade in Bakersfield|
|Trips for Kids Bike Ride at Lake Kaweah|
|Thank A Vet Art Project at the Delano Branch Library|
|100th Annual Bakersfield Post 26 Veterans Day Parade|
|Big Bear Turkey Trot|
|Candy Making Demos at Logan’s Candies|
|Mary Vagle Nature Center|
|Planes of Fame Air Museum at Kilroy Coffee Klatch|
Please join us for our 4th annual Student Support Symposium! This year’s Student Support Symposium will challenge and inspire every parent and educator who is committed to helping vulnerable populations, learners impacted by challenging disabilities, trauma, and/or other emotional challenges, to succeed. New for 2019, you have TWO LOCATIONS to choose from:
- Tuesday, October 8 at SCVi in Santa Clarita Valley
- Thursday, October 10 at the iLEAD OC Studio in Costa Mesa
Register here if you would like to attend.
By attending, you will learn how to embrace change and unleash your inner superpowers by exploring a variety of topics such as universal design, diversity and inclusion teaching practices, understanding anxiety, and many more critical issues.