Local schools chosen to perform at a prestigious event in Little Tokyo
Los Angeles, CA – On July 31st, 2014 Schools Mountain View Elementary Independence Elementary, Middleton Elementary and Carver Middle School, some of the schools chosen to perform at the Woodcraft Rangers Excellence Gala at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Little Tokyo, will take the stage. The Gala offers a night of fine dining and entertainment in which all proceeds will benefit the programs of Woodcraft Rangers.
Youth participants will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work at an event to promote the agency, and will get to mingle with celebrities and honorees. Included in this year's program is Woodcraft Rangers alumni and ESPN radio host Marcellus Wiley, one of many guests to receive awards throughout the night. CEO Chris Johnson says "Woodcraft Rangers' NVision programs offers a myriad of opportunities to have youth express themselves. By having our youth perform at the Gala, it gives the opportunity to the students we serve to show their talents and express their flair to an exceptional audience."
Performing arts is one the many clubs that Nvision offers. The Nvision programs offer a variety of enrichment activities such as the digital media club, health and nutrition clubs, several sports, skateboarding, music, science, many more. Mountain View Elementary Principal Richard Guillen adds, "We get outstanding support from Woodcraft Rangers and the on-site staff is excellent and they have a great rapport with our teachers, parents, staff, and administration." All program activities at Woodcraft Rangers embody the new Common Core Standards. The experiences that the students gather throughout the year participating in the Nvision programs is special. It is truly a great scene to see all the youth put forth a great performance.
The Nvision programs of Woodcraft Rangers involve children and youth (aged 5-18) daily, from 2pm-6pm in over 60 schools including the San Fernando Valley. Woodcraft Rangers has been serving local youth for over 92 years. Today, Woodcraft Rangers continues to expand upon the extended learning opportunities providing through their enriched afterschool programming infused with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sports, and leadership. The NVision programs of Woodcraft Rangers involve children and youth (aged 5-18) daily, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. from over 60 schools. Last school year, more than 14,000 students across the greater Los Angeles area participated in a Woodcraft Rangers program. Keeping students engaged in fun and educational activities increases feelings of safety and students' scholastic achievement.
[Woodcraft Rangers is a nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.]