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The Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit was held last week at Annenberg Community Beach House as 14 JSES students either live, attend school, or have attended elementary school in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit Comes To Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:16 am

The smiles on the students’ faces lit up the Farmshop Santa Monica space Friday, Aug. 21 as the 12 Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit participants stood up one at a time to present their ideas to create positive change in the world, to the friendly Santa Monica audience at Farmshop LA.

Santa Monica Girl Scout Madison Seifer has created a website called Bridging Our Circle of Friends that focuses on bringing together those with special needs with other members of the community. She recently helped out at the Special Olympics.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

One Smart Cookie: Santa Monica Girl Scout Launches Website Bridging Our Circle Of Friends

Posted Aug. 24, 2015, 9:34 am

Fun fact: the girl scouts do more than just sell thin mints and somoas, though that’s what it may seem like to an average hungry person in the height of cookie season. Girl Scouts are known for several good deeds and public relations, including giving awards for exceptional endeavors. Only a select few shine to the top. However, none is more deserving than Santa Monica Girl Scout Madison Seifer.

Students Get Good Start On School Year

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Santa Monica Students Get New School Supplies Thanks To Police Activities League

Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:12 am

Santa Monica students got a head start to the new school year on Tuesday evening with the annual Back to School event run by the local Police Activities League (PAL).

Santa Monica's North Beach Playground project kicks off with a user survey.

News, Parks, Santa Monica, Youth

Public Input Sought On Santa Monica’s Second Universally Accessible Playground

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:32 am

The City of Santa Monica is kicking off the North Beach Playground project by seeking broad community input that will help shape the design of this new public amenity.

The City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and Sustainable Works has named the winners and participants in this year's Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest.

News, Santa Monica, Youth, Sustainability

Santa Monica Student Poster Contest Awards Announced

Posted Jun. 4, 2015, 9:11 am

The City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment along with Sustainable Works has congratulated the winners and participants in the 7th Annual Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest.

June 2015 Troop 2 Eagle Scout candidates (from left) Bennett G. Zemke, Campbell Burns Affleck, David Jimmy Lin, Hayden Richard Sauters, Scoutmaster Dr. Steve Marcy, Jonathan Bingham Seymour, Sean Aaron McHugh, and Sebastian Joseph Carillo Langlois.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Troop 2 BSA Santa Monica To Award Eagle Scout Rank To Local Youth

Posted Jun. 1, 2015, 9:47 am

Seven Santa Monica teenagers will be awarded the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America on June 7. Campbell Burns Affleck, Sebastian Joseph Carillo Langlois, David Jimmy Lin, Sean Aaron McHugh, Hayden Sauters, Jonathan Bingham Seymour, and Bennett G. Zemke will be honored with the rank of Eagle Scout at the Troop 2 Eagle Court of Honor to be held at Camp Josepho.

The 24th annual Santa Monica Festival returns this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm at Clover Park. The day offers free fun for all ages.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Youth

What’s New At Santa Monica Festival This Saturday

Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

An eclectic musical lineup, healthy culinary demonstrations, heart-pounding fitness activities, crafts, games, and food trucks – that’s just some of the highlights for the Santa Monica Festival this Saturday.

One of the rooms at the new youth center.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Virginia Avenue Project’s Arts Center For Youth To Host Opening Day Celebration

Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 10:17 am

Virginia Avenue Project’s Arts Center for Youth will host an opening day celebration on Sunday, April 19, from 11 am to 3 pm, in tandem with 18th Street Arts Center’s Champagne Social.

Azim Khamisa.

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Monica Seeks Sponsors For "Great Futures" Breakfast

Posted Apr. 6, 2015, 9:51 am

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica is seeking sponsors for its first Great Futures for Kids Breakfast, which will be held April 30, featuring a keynote address by international speaker, award-winning author, passionate peace activist and consultant, Azim Khamisa.

Best-selling YA authors and co-organizers Melissa de la Cruz  and Margaret Stohl.

Samohi, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Teen Dream: Santa Monica YA Book Festival Debuts April 11

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica’s own literary version of Coachella, YALLWest, will make its debut as the city’s first Young Adult book festival on April 11 and 12.

The Santa Monica 2015 Youth Summer Camps Fair will help parents plan for their child’s 2015 summer break.

News, Camp, Santa Monica, Youth

City Of Santa Monica’s 2015 Youth Summer Camps Fair Arrives Saturday, March 21

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:33 am

The City of Santa Monica’s 2015 Youth Summer Camps Fair will be held on March 21 to help parents looking to get a head start on summer break planning.

A Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles conference will give attendees the opportunity to tour local schools and attend workshops at each school.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Youth

Pedagogical Institute To Host Two-Day Conference In Santa Monica Starting Friday

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 1:28 pm

The Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles, in collaboration with Evergreen Community School, First Presbyterian Nursery School, The New School-West, and Palisades Preschool, will host a two-day conference starting Friday called "Children as Producers of Culture: looking inward and outward."

St. Monica Catholic Elementary School first grade students presented a banner, cards, and treats to say thank you to the lifeguards for their service and for all that they do.

News, Santa Monica, Youth, St Monica

St. Monica Catholic Elementary Students Give Thanks To Locals

Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:57 am

St. Monica Catholic Elementary School celebrated National Catholic Schools Week at the end of January with the theme “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

Stone Avenue School fifth grade students attended a week at Malibu Outdoor Science School, thanks to the generosity of the Assistance League of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Youth, Non Profits

Assistance League Of Santa Monica Sponsors Science School Trip

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 8:57 am

The Assistance League of Santa Monica annually sponsors fifth graders from Stoner Avenue School to attend a week at Malibu Outdoor Science School, which was recently held Jan. 12-16.

January 2015 Troop 2 Eagle Scout candidates (from left) Andrew Melchior Brown, Scoutmaster Dr. Steve Marcy, Tab Patrick Chapman, and Kevin Jacob Cohen.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Troop 2 BSA Santa Monica To Award Eagle Scout RankTo Local Youth

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:42 am

Three Santa Monica scouts will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at the Troop 2 Eagle Court of Honor this Sunday, Jan. 25.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, Youth

Santa Monica YMCA Opens Registration For Winter Youth Basketball Season

Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 9:50 am

Registration is underway for the winter season of youth Basketball at the Santa Monica YMCA.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Youth

Santa Monica Pier Setting For The 2nd Annual Rube Goldberg Contest

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:44 am

Teams of high school and college students all over Los Angeles will compete in the Los Angeles region’s 2nd Annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest this weekend.

News, Museum, Santa Monica, Youth

Santa Monica History Museum Presents Children’s Hands-On History

Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica History Museum invites children and their parents to their free monthly Hands-On History series, to be held at 11 am on the third Saturday morning of every month.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Sneaky Math For Teens & Youth Workshop At Santa Monica Library On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:44 am

Best-selling "Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things" author Cy Tymony brings his unique, fun, hands-on learning approach to all things math in "Sneaky Math: A Graphic Primer with Projects" to Santa Monica next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

News, Youth, Pasadena

97th Rose Queen Chosen From Royal Court Seven Members

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:14 am

Marshall Fundamental High School senior Madison Elaine Triplett was named tonight as the 97th Rose Queen.

South Central youth with their sensei William Candelario of Renshinkan Foundation of California who has been teaching free classes for the past five years.

Sports, Santa Monica, Youth, Non Profits

Santa Monica Dojo Supports At-Risk South Central Youth

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 8:57 am

In 2009, a Santa Monica-based School of Martial Arts branched out to form a Foundation to teach a free weekly class to a handful of at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles. Fast-forward to today, the program has significantly grown to multiple free classes that serve about 200 students a week who live in South Central.

Four teenage musicians from Crossroads School in Santa Monica are helping save financially impacted music and education programs through their organization called Teens United Live.

News, Crossroads, Music, Santa Monica, Youth

Teens United Live: Saving Education Through Music

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:16 am

Four Crossroads seniors are reminding the community that age is but a number, and if anyone wants to make a change, then there needs to be something done about it.

Sports, Volleyball, Santa Monica, Youth

Registration Open For United States Youth Volleyball League In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:59 am

United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), the largest grassroots volleyball organization of its type, has announced that registration has begun for the 2014 Fall Season at sites throughout Los Angeles County.

Divya Vats, MD, is the medical director of the Newborn Screening Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Health, Santa Monica, Youth, Chla

Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders In First Days Of Life

Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 8:58 am

Your baby was born with pink skin, a loud cry, and a full set of adorable fingers and toes. But a few days after you arrive home, your phone rings: your baby has screened positive for a genetic disorder.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the 10th Annual PALpalooza on Wednesday, July 23.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Youth

10th Annual PALpalooza Held On Santa Monica Pier At Pacific Park

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:14 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) with more than 500 children and more than seven Califo...

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