PF Bresee

PF Bresee
www.bresee.org

PF Bresee provides comprehensive afterschool programs and family services that equip young people to pursue their education, achieve their full potential, and serve others. In its 33 year history, Bresee has served as a second home to 10,000 youth and families with a structured youth program committed to improving the physical, emotional and mental well being of the most at-risk children and young adults in Central Los Angeles. The youth, ages 11-22 and predominantly Hispanic, are at-risk of being left behind academically and vocationally due to underperforming schools, very low income, recruitment into gangs, and language barriers. The $32,000.00 grant from Women Helping Youth will provide a passenger van to replace a worn out van that is unreliable. Throughout the year, approximately 450 youth will be transported to fun destinations, museums, science-based trips, physically challenging excursions like hiking and biking, college tours, job shadow trips, sports league games, sporting events in LA, and monthly art installations to showcase Bresee students’ works. In addition the van will equip Bresee’s gang prevention team with the necessary transportation to conduct outreach to give kids an alternative to gangs.  Field trips and college tours will bring learning to life, exposing students to opportunities and career possibilities outside of what they see on a day-to-day basis, encouraging them to stay in school and out of gangs and apply to college.