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What's happening at arc? Read on to learn more about all our endeavors in the world of education and after school learning!
  1. On recent events

    As educators, we are entrusted to provide our youth with tools to help them succeed in all aspects of life. Kindness, compassion, respect, tolerance and understanding are foundational attributes we strive to nurture in the young people we work for. This past weekend’s events in Orlando left us stunned and saddened.

    Though this extremist violence has become more common and we cannot shelter our children from it, we can empower them to help the world become more loving and less violent. We grieve with the city of Orlando and all those affected. #PrayForOrlando

    Be kind.

  2. Denim Day 2016

    Our high schools again took a stand against sexual violence by participating in Denim Day. People are encouraged to wear denim jeans to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault — and that victim-blaming will not be tolerated.

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    Kennedy High students in solidarity against sexual violence

    More about Denim Day:

    For the past 17 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

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  3. STUDENT ARTICLE: An After School Escape

    Student at Los Angeles High School

    arc. You’ve seen the fliers, you’ve heard the announcements, but you don’t quite know what arc really is.

    arc is an after school program that provides educational and experiential help. The program gives you learning opportunities that give you the chance to realize your full potential. arc has a proven record of working closely with the teachers and administrators on school grounds to support and expand what we are learning during the school day and help us succeed academically and socially.

    arc offers leadership development and adventure services to any group. They have a variety of offerings for you to gain experience, such as team building exercises for a sports team or just a fun activity for a party. The arc team will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

    It is a great place to go to when you’re feeling down, confused, or just energized. The staff members in arc not only provide you their best, but they offer friendship and support that you may not find anywhere else.

    arc holds a lot of events that you can get of inspiration from. They’re really fun and interactive, so it’s mainly just a place to hang out and feel great at without having to worry about messing up. This is because you could get emotional or educational help when needed.

    The staff members are very friendly and they do anything and everything they can to make you enjoy high school more. Stop by arc in Room 170 and see what it’s all about. Regret shall not cross your mind as you really will be glad you’ve found an escape after school.

  4. Your Voice, Your Program!

    At arc, your voice matters! If you are an arc student or parent, please click on the appropriate survey link below—tell us how we can provide the best afterschool experience for you!

    Students, click here!
    Student Survey

    Parents and Guardians, click here!
    Parent Survey (English)

    Padres y familiares hispanohablantes, ¡haz clic aquí!
    Encuesta para padres (español)

    Thank you for your feedback!

  5. The 8th Annual Teen Adventure Challenge

    Healthy lifestyle choices were put into action this past weekend at our 8th Annual Teen Adventure Challenge! Hundreds of students were bussed in from the LA and San Diego areas to Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley for this adventure race consisting of rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, and team building.

    In celebrating Women’s History Month, we focused on female empowerment and strength by bringing in Diana Prazak, Marion Clark, and Audrey Duffy as our guest speakers this year. They shared their inspiring stories of how they defied the odds to find success as women in their fields.

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