LA Rooted’s Summer Program is for Youth of Color ages 10-18.
The four-week program is based in Echo Park, with daily bike rides taking youth to different parts of the city, from Boyle Heights, Leimert Park, Downtown Los Angeles and more.
The program highlights daily practices that serve to promote community and individual health. These practices include zero waste, food decolonization, self care and connection with the environment and community elders.
The first week introduces participants to pedestrian and bicycle safety taught by League Cycling Instructors from the League of American Cyclists.
The participants go on to explore different parts of the city via bicycle, bus and train to tour The People’s Museum – field trips to historical sites paired alongside oral histories by scholars, professionals, artists, activists, gardeners, storytellers and community members from diverse backgrounds. The People’s Museum includes workshops on capoeira, parkour, positive body identity, local historical activism, stories of local displacement, mural making, and more.
The Summer Program was LA Rooted’s first venture into transformative education and has been in action since 2013.
Stay tuned for registration and curriculum information for 2016!